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FBEU Firefighter Strike for workers comp – June 21 2012

NSW firefighters take unprecedented strike action on June 21, 2012, after the Conservative NSW Govt stripped all NSW workers of their workers comp rights. The NSW Greens moved an amendment to exempt firefighters and paramedics in Parliament as the strike was taking place. The minor parties ‘crossed the floor’ to support the exemption. Victory for firefighters, but the campaign continues for other NSW workers.

About Darin Sullivan (1968 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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