With the upcoming Fire Service Examinations, members are reminded of the position regarding the granting of Leave.

This is found in the Collective Agreement at Part 5.6.6

On-Duty Staff
Where staff are on-duty, they shall be released from duty and a call-back arranged to cover the time of absence.

Off-Duty Staff
Where staff are off-duty, they shall be paid at a rate of ordinary time for the period they are sitting the examinations.On-Duty Staff – Part A/B of S.O. Examinations 
 
Where on-duty staff are sitting either Part A or Part B of the Station Officer Examination, they shall be required to work the remaining part of their shift and any call-back organized accordingly.

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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.