Black Watch Workers – Minimum 3 Hour Payment For Call-Outs

Further to yesterday’s Newsletter No. 5, there have been further discussions between the Union and Fire Service management.

Essentially the situation as reported yesterday has not changed as a result of these discussions.

Obviously the intention of the Committee’s instruction to Black Watch workers to hand back pagers was to stop undertaking on-call duties – i.e. any response outside of normal working hours.

Any attempt to be contacted by phone should therefore be ignored.

Operational Officers should however continue to call for Specialist Fire Investigation Assistance required as in National Commander’s Instruction 51.

In the absence of any on-call response from Fire Safety Officers, these requests will be directed to the on-call Executive Officer.

Catch-Up Work – False Alarms

Further to yesterday’s Newsletter which addressed the issue of catch-up Purchase Card paperwork.

In some areas attempts have been made to get members to retrospectively undertake paperwork relating to False Alarms. This is presumably for the purpose of charging Building Owners.

As with the advice yesterday, catch-up paperwork relating to False Alarms is not to occur.

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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.


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SIGNIFICANT SETTLEMENT OFFERED TO NZPFU MEMBERS

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.