The Union has filed Notice of Strike Action today.

The nature of the strike is a ban on the use of any computer keyboard or computer mouse by any Union member employed in the South Island of New Zealand other than Union members employed at the Southern Communications Centre.

The strike will commence at 0800 hours on 16 July 2009 and will conclude at 0800 hours on 23 July 2009.

The strike will be continuous.

The strike will occur at all Fire Stations, Regional Offices and Training Centres in the South Island of New Zealand (but excluding the Southern Communications Centre).

Local officials will discuss all matters relating to the strike action with National Committee members before strike action commences.

The intention is that a similar Notice of Strike Action will be issued for the week commencing 23 July 2009 for all members in the North Island.

Please direct any queries to members of the Union Committee.

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