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Monday's strike cancelled as NZPFU and FENZ to meet on Monday

Yesterday, members were advised that today’s (Friday) strike was cancelled as FENZ had provided a revised position on outstanding matters that demonstrated movement but not all matters for inclusion in the collective agreement were resolved.

NZPFU cancels tomorrow's (Friday) strike

The NZPFU has called off tomorrow’s strike (Friday 25 November) after receiving a revised position from FENZ late this afternoon. The omnibus of bans continues unaffected.

President's Blog: Heads up 24

While reflecting on what I wanted to write in this blog I was reminiscing on my experience on the ILDC. 

NZPFU calls off Monday's strike as Government considers further funding needed to settle

The NZPFU national committee determined today to cancel Monday’s strike while Government considers increasing the necessary funding to settle the collective agreement negotiations. The parties are asking the Government to increase the proposal it made a couple of weeks ago.


The parties made further progress at bargaining today but there is still funding to be arranged.


The NZPFU and Fire and Emergency have held two days of negotiations this week which has included an exchange of proposals and consideration of different modelling options that incorporated a proposed funding injection by Government.


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