Further to Newsletter No. 12 – 14 August 2013
It appears there is some confusion regarding the content relating to doing B.A. minor maintenance.
Minor maintenance is anything that does not require the set to be re-tested.
As on many occasions with B.A. Technicians, the Union has sought on many occasions, recognition for the work on B.A. (whether as Technicians or now minor maintenance) by way of an allowance payment. Fire Service management has refused to respond positively to the Union’s claim.
Consequently, as previously with B.A. Technicians, there is no additional payment for this B.A. maintenance. The purpose of the previous Notice therefore was to point out:
- That, as previously, this B.A. maintenance work is voluntary – that is – for you to choose to do;
- And if you do choose to do this work, there is no additional payment for it.
Please note that this Appeal is still open. It is fair to say the account has not been over-burdened with donations.
Members are therefore encouraged to donate.
Bank Account details – 01-0542-0140032-03 (N.Z. Professional Firefighters Trust Fund)
Meeting With Fire Service Leadership Team
The Union Committee met with the S.L.T. on 20th September to discuss concerns regarding Firefighters’ safety. The number of recent accident investigations would appear to provide evidence that in some cases, basic safety steps can be improved on.
The meeting proved very useful with an open and honest exchange of viewpoints, opinions and issues of concern.
Firefighters’ safety is a principal priority for the Union and it is clear that concerns can only be addressed and resolved by the Union working jointly with Fire Service management.
As a consequence of this meeting, new initiatives will be rolled out shortly.