It has come to the attention of the Northern Branch that staff are not being informed or are not claiming entitlements as prescribed in the Collective Agreement for Uniformed and Communication Centre Employees between the New Zealand Fire Service and the New Zealand Professional Firefighters’ Union, as laid out in 5.6.7 Entitlements, Processes & Authorisations when attending Fire Service Training Courses.

This policy is for all employees when they are required to attend Fire Service training courses “…result of an employee undertaking such training as a trainee, or in certain circumstances a trainer”.

There may, from time to time, by agreement between the NZPFU and the NZFS, be a need to vary from this agreement but these discussions/consultations must take place between these parties prior to any variation occurring.

If there is an agreed variation from this policy, then your Local NZPFU Representative will be informed of this variation so all members can be informed and/or notified as required. Such variation would be for that situation, so no staff member could be disadvantaged in the future.

If staff are aware of any problems that do arise from time to time, please do not hesitate to contact your Local Representative in the first instance to resolve or clarify the situation, or a Northern Branch Representative to resolve any problems that may 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.


Breaking News

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.