Auckland Convention Centre fire exposes fatigue, inadequate staffing and appliances
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The NZPFU has sought the assistance of the Employment Relations Authority in its dispute claiming the proposed organisational structure appointment process is in breach of the NZPFU collective agreement.
On 17 October 2019 FENZ was issued with a Health and Safety Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) requiring professional career Firefighters to be only
responded to purple calls. The NZPFU had been informed that FENZ had agreed, endorsed and signed a new Memorandum of Understanding which enabled St
John to deploy Firefighters to other calls where St John perceived the Firefighters could “add value”.
"Firefighters will have to deal with this in years to come as the compounding affects of all the smoke and toxins that they're becoming exposed to in fires
like this are giving them higher rates of cancer. This is no surprise to Firefighters that we get cancer more than anybody else."
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