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NSW Firefighters CODE RED: Industrial bans in place from 1800 HRS @FBEU | #Ausunions #FBEU

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Members are hereby instructed that effective on and from 1800 hours today, Friday 4 May:

no permanent member is to perform any stand-bys or out-duties. Members are to return to and remain at their own station, save for GSA-based members who are currently relieving out of the GSA, who should remain at their present location; and

the latitude that the Union has until now advised members to allow to management on account of “reasonableness” whereby members were encouraged to not submit claims for meal and/or refreshment allowances in instances where the meals were only 10 or 15 minutes late and/or it was obvious that management had tried its best to provide the meals beforehand is withdrawn, and members are therefore to strictly observe the Award by submitting a claim on each and every occasion that a meal and/or refreshment (as the case may be) is not provided within the required time frame.

This instruction is to remain in place until further notice from the State Secretary

Further info:http://fbeu.net/2012/05/code-red-out-duties-banned-from-1800-hrs/

About Darin Sullivan (1967 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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