Elections - President and Vice President

The following nominations have been received for the position of President

  • Mike Powell
  • Boyd Raines
  • Joe Stanley
  • Ian Wright

The following nominations have been received for the position of Vice President

  • Graeme Gilroy (Norm)
  • Mike Powell
  • John Waldow
  • Joe Stanley
  • Ian Wright

Biographies are attached for those who supplied them.

As there are members standing for both positons, the Election for President will be undertaken first.

New Member On The Union Committee

As a result of the long delayed Election for the Northern Branch President and the declaration that Jeff Shrimpton is the new Branch President, Jeff now becomes a member of the National Committee – so congratulations to Jeff.

FENZ - Integration

The Union has raised its concerns regarding both the depth and breadth of topics that require consultation arising out of Integration.

Documents, often 100 pages or more arrive virtually every day on topics such as:

  • Operating Model
  • Uniform
  • Command and Control
  • Health Standards
  • Expansion of Health/Psychological Services
  • Local Advisory Committees
  • Risk Reduction, Enforcement Procedures

As well, usual business continues including:

  • Type 3 Appliances
  • Establishment Review
  • Recruitment

The Union is addressing significant staffing shortfalls in Fire Safety/Risk Resolution and there is an acknowledgment from the top in FENZ that Resource shortfall (including Personnel is unacceptable – leading to unacceptable workloads.

Bargaining

A further Bargaining meeting will be held next week at which a finalised Terms of Settlement will be agreed to be put out to members in a Ratification process.

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