The 7th day of negotiations was completed on 5 March.

The Union negotiators reported the final outcome to the Union Committee on 8 March for the Committee’s consideration.

The Fire Service’s formal offer was detailed with the essential aspects:

  1. 2 ½ Year Term.

  2. From 1 January 07 to 30 June 07 a wage cost increase of around 1.8% (to provide an overall 4% increase 1 July 06 – 30 June 07).

  3. For the next 2 years (1 July 07 – 30 June 08; 1 July 08 – 30 June 09) an overall wage cost increase of 3% a year to accommodate base increase, Officer margins, Driver Allowance adjustment.

  4. Minor changes to LWOP provisions so that an actual vacancy is not necessary for a return to work, and a change for Residential Course Qualifications from Distance from Station to Course Venue to Distance from Home.

  5. Introduction of TAPs.

  6. Formal involvement in the development of the National Resource Allocation Model.

Not surprisingly the Committee concluded this offer ought not to be put to members for ratification.

The Union Committee is presently organizing Local meetings - to consider a ballot for industrial action.

The timetable for meetings and details of the action to be recommended will be provided in a further Newsletter shortly.

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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.