In discussion with Regional Manager McGill on the morning of Thursday 27 January, Regional Manager McGill informed me that he was unwilling to act on the provisions within the Hours of Work Policy (exceeding the prescribed hours of work in emergency situations).

He stated that no exemptions would be considered until the Working Party meets with Management in Wellington next Wednesday 2 February.

Union Representatives:  Fire Service Representatives: 
Mike McEnaney  Vince Arbuckle, Human Resources Manager 
Derek Best  Stu Rooney, Regional Manager 
Boyd Raines  Wayne Highet, DCFO Auckland 
Peter Nicolle   

Unlike most Regional Managers around the country who seem capable of prioritising during emergency situations, Regional Manager McGill is reluctant to make these kinds of decisions. By not maintaining Minimum Shift Manning (M.S.M.), Regional Manager McGill is jeopardising the Health and Safety, efficiency, and general morale of all Brigade personnel.

The Auckland Local Committee, which has acted in good faith over this matter, is extremely disappointed in Management’s stand on this policy. We feel that Management is seriously undermining our contractual conditions when they cannot give us an assurance that M.S.M. can be maintained at present.

The Auckland Local Committee will be having an urgent meeting to discuss these issues.

Related Articles

VIEW ALL VIEW ALL

West Auckland Blood Screening Begins 27 May 2024

In reference to the Notice to Members published on 28 January 2024 regarding Blood Screening Programme for NZPFU Members - Firefighters, Trainers and Fire Investigators.


Counties Manukau Blood Screening Begins Now

In reference to the Notice to Members published on 28 January 2024 regarding Blood Screening Programme for NZPFU Members - Firefighters, Trainers and Fire Investigators.


Notice to Wellington Local Members

From 3 June 2024 FENZ will pay the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance premiums direct for NZPFU members whose substantive positions are covered by the collective employment agreement. Protect rep (Gary Robb) is coming over to ensure FENZ is ready for the changeover. We are taking this opportunity to hold 3 information sessions; these can be joined in person or via Teams.