Newsletter to Members - 3 May 2018

Newsletter to Members - 3 May 2018

4 May - International Firefighters Day

Tomorrow – 4 May – is International Firefighters Day.The Fire Service, in consultation with the Union have invited members of Parliament to visit their Local Fire Station to meet with members.

The invitation is to have morning tea with the Duty Crew (and others who may wish to turn up).

The Fire Service have agreed to provide funding for whatever is necessary for morning tea.

The Union sees this as a great opportunity for members to directly engage with their MP on issues members believe are important.Over 50 MP’s have accepted the invitation.

PCA Rates of Payment

Payment for this year’s PCA is to be made on payday 20 June 2018.

Rank/Position Step Driver Gross payment 2018 Approximate net payment
Firefighter Firefighter Non Driver $1,292.00 $847.68
  Firefighter Driver 2 $1,316.00 $863.43
  Firefighter Driver 1 $1,352.00 $887.05
  Firefighter + Stage 1 QFF TAPS Non Driver $1,378.00 $904.11
  Firefighter + Stage 1 QFF TAPS Driver 2 $1,402.00 $919.85
  Firefighter + Stage 1 QFF TAPS Driver 1 $1,438.00 $943.47
Qualified Firefighter Qualified Firefighter Non Driver $1,550.00 $1,016.96
  Qualified Firefighter Driver 2 $1,575.00 $1,033.36
  Qualified Firefighter Driver 1 $1,611.00 $1,056.98
  Qualified Firefighter + Stage 1 SFF TAPS Non Driver $1,636.00 $1,073.38
  Qualified Firefighter + Stage 1 SFF TAPS Driver 2 $1,661.00 $1,089.78
  Qualified Firefighter + Stage 1 SFF TAPS Driver 1 $1,697.00 $1,113.40
Senior Firefighter Senior Firefighter Non Driver $1,722.00 $1,129.80
  Senior Firefighter Driver 2 $1,747.00 $1,146.21
  Senior Firefighter Driver 1 $1,783,00 $1,169.83
  Senior Firefighter + 10 Years Non Driver $1,765.00 $1,158.02
  Senior Firefighter + 10 Years Driver 2 $1,790.00 $1,174.42
  Senior Firefighter + 10 Years Driver 1 $1,826.00 $1,198.04
  Senior Firefighter SO Qualified Non Driver $1,808.00 $1,186.23
  Senior Firefighter SO Qualified Driver 2 $1,833.00 $1,202.63
  Senior Firefighter SO Qualified Driver 1 $1,869.00 $1,226.25
Station Officer Station Officer On Appointment Driver 2 $2,003.00 $1,314.17 
  Station Officer On Appointment Driver 1 $2,039.00 $1,337.79 
  Station Officer + 1 Year Satisfactory Performance Driver 2 $2,047.00 $1,343.04
  Station Officer + 1 Year Satisfactory Performance Driver 1 $2,083.00 $1,366.66
  Station Officer + 2 Years Satisfactory Performance Driver 2 $2,092.00 $1,372.56 
  Station Officer + 2 Years Satisfactory Performance Driver 1 $2,128.00 $1,396.18
  Station Officer + 3 Years Satisfactory Performance Driver 2 $2,136.00 $1,401.43
  Station Officer + 3 Years Satisfactory Performance Driver 1 $2,172.00 $1,425.05
  Station Officer + 4 Years Satisfactory Performance Driver 2 $2,181.00 $1,430.95
  Station Officer + 4 Years Satisfactory Performance Driver 1 $2,217.00 $1,454.57 
  Station Officer + 5 Years Satisfactory Performance Driver 2 $2,225.00 $1,459.82 
  Station Officer + 5 Years Satisfactory Performance Driver 1 $2,261.00 $1,483.44
  Station Officer + SSO Qualified Driver 2 $2,281.00 $1,496.56
  Station Officer + SSO Qualified Driver 1 $2,317.00 $1,520.18 
Senior Station Officer Senior Station Officer Driver 2 $2,336.00 $1,532.65 
  Senior Station Officer Driver 1 $2,372.00 $1,556.27 
  Senior Station Officer, EO Qualified Driver 2 $2,448.00 $1,606.13 
  Senior Station Officer, EO Qualified Driver 1 $2,484.00 $1,629.75
Trainer Trainer - Step 0   $1,808.00 $1,186.23
  Trainer- Step 1   $1,958.00 $1,284.64 
  Trainer- Step 2   $2,001.00 $1,312.86
  Trainer- Step 3   $2,045.00 $1,341.72
  Trainer- Step 4   $2,088.00 $1,369.94
  Trainer - Step 5   $2,181.00 $1,430.95
Senior Trainer (NTC) Snr Trainer - Step 0   $2,092.00 $1,372.56
  Snr Trainer - Step 1   $2,136.00 $1,401.43
  Snr Trainer - Step 2   $2,181.00 $1,430.95
  Snr Trainer - Step 3   $2,225.00 $1,459.82
  Snr Trainer - Step 4   $2,281.00 $1,496.56
  Snr Trainer - Step 5   $2,336.00 $1,532.65
  Snr Trainer - Step 6   $2,448.00 $1,606.13

Drivers Pay

The Union is aware of a number of occasions of delay or non-payment of Drivers Pay after completion of qualifications.

This has been raised by the Union with Management.

The process of ERD notifications to payroll has now been automated.There is no need now to fill in an Employee Statue Amendment Form.

Any ERD completions after 23 April will no longer need an Employee Status Amendment Form to be completed and sent to payroll.

If you experience any problem with this, please contact the union.

Northern Branch/Auckland Local Members

The election process to re-elect the Northern Branch President and to fill the casual vacancy for the Auckland Local President is taking far longer than it should or needs to.

Members are entitled not to have their democratic right to participate in Union affairs delayed or impeded.

The reopening of the call for nominations is quite unnecessary, is likely to be quite unproductive and is based on a very perverse application of the union Rules.The Northern Branch Returning Officer was instructed to commence the Balloting, however he has chosen to delay the process.

So apologies to members in the Northern Branch and Auckland Local.

Because of the Unions concerns regarding Recruitment and Retention in Auckland the Union has requested that a joint Union/Employer working party be established to look at whatever ways working in Auckland can be made more attractive.Some of the ways are quite obvious – however some are not.

The Union encourages all members to send any thoughts to the Union office – suggestions like paying more money have already been thought of.Although the problem of Recruitment and Retention in Auckland has been around for a number of years it is surprising that no Local has raised this for consideration at Conference in recent years.

The Union is keen to see nominations called for vacant Auckland Local Committee places and is not clear as to why the existing Auckland Local Committee members oppose this.

The Unions Vice President is keen to undertake a round of station visits in Auckland in response to requests from members in Auckland.However again the Auckland Local Committee have opposed this.It is important that Auckland Local members get to meet and interact with Senior Union Leaders.It is hopeful therefore that arrangements can be made to get him visiting Auckland Station.

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