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Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (FBEU)

1 – 7 Belmore Street Surry Hills NSW 2010 

Telephone 02 9218 3444    Facsimile 02 9218 3488    E-mail office@fbeu.net     Website www.fbeu.net

 

 

MEDIA ALERT

 

COMMENT AVAILABLE FROM

0600, Thursday 21 June

 

NSW firefighters to hold meeting at 10am today to vote on total strike action

 

NSW firefighters will today (Thursday, 21 June) hold a meeting at 10am to vote on a motion to commence immediate total strike action for every member in the Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, and Wollongong areas.

 

The proposed strike will be in response to the draconian workers compensation cuts proposed by the O’Farrell Government. NSW firefighters will demand the same exemptions granted to police, coal miners, RFS and other emergency volunteers.

 

If the motion is passed strike action will commence from 1300 today.

 

FBEU State Secretary Jim Casey will be contactable for comment from 0600, Thursday 21 June.

 

Where:      FBEU Offices, 1-7 Belmore St, Surry Hills

When:       10am, 20 June. Media opportunity outside from 10:30am

Contact:   Jim Casey (FBEU State Sec) 0419 267 555

                   Darin Sullivan (FBEU Pres) 0422 436 044

                   Anil Lambert (Mountain Media) 0416 426 722

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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