Late last week FENZ provided an adjusted offer.  FENZ has not provided all the information we requested and therefore we still do not have full disclosure from FENZ.

The National Committee decided this afternoon that it is now time to start the Local membership information meetings to present FENZ’s responses to all NZPFU claims, and the options now available to the membership.

Each Local, and non-firefighter work groups/classifications, have been asked to provide the National Office key contacts to organise meetings and provide one contact for the industrial action committee. 

These Local membership information meetings will be held by VC at times agreed with each Local to reach as many members as possible.  Holding these membership information meetings by VC will enable us to hold numerous VC meetings at various times over a series of days.

Face to face meetings will then be scheduled for members to vote on the FENZ offer and to vote on any proposed industrial action.

The NZPFU will continue to discuss the issues with the current offer with FENZ including information yet to be received. Members will be notified if any changes result from those discussions prior to the face to face meetings.  

In unity,
Wattie Watson
National Secretary

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Season’s Greetings and Office Hours

The Auckland Local wishes all members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Auckland Office will be closed from the afternoon of Friday 23 December 2022, reopening on Monday 9 January 2023.

Ratification Meeting next Tuesday 13th Dec at 5pm

As you will be well aware by now, we have finally reached an agreed term of settlement in the negotiation for a new CEA. The NZPFU is recommending members accept it and ratify the settlement offer. The National Committee has completely wrung out the sponge for every possible drop of benefit to members, and it's now our turn to act.

Breaking News


Christmas cheer may have come a little earlier for NZPFU members with the NZPFU National Committee today releasing and recommending ratification of a proposed settlement with FENZ. After 18 gruelling months of negotiations and six months of industrial action including all NZPFU members walking off the job twice, the NZPFU members have just received the detail of the proposed settlement that the NZPFU recommends members’ accept.