The Auckland Local held a Special Meeting on Monday 8 October to discuss the issues surrounding Silverdale Manning. The Committee invited along our members who were until recently, working at Silverdale, to give an overview of the problems that arise there.
To give members an overview of what has been occurring to our members at Silverdale, outlined below are some examples.
- Surveillance Cameras within the station.
- Personal equipment tampered with regularly.
- Inappropriate remarks on white boards. Tampering with equipment on 907 (Yellow Watch appliance).
- Members’ lockers and supply lockers broken into regularly.
- Removing and tampering with members’ pagers.
- Leaving station in disgusting mess after weekends.
- Volunteers responding short crewed backing up our members and not notifying Comm. Centre.
As a result of the above, and numerous other things impacting on our members’ health and well being, the Fire Service Management, having recognised the unsafe workplace conditions, have transferred three members out of Silverdale.
The Auckland Local therefore passed the following resolution:
"Until such a time as the unsafe conditions existing at Silverdale Fire Station are rectified to the satisfaction of the National Council, no member of the NZPFU is to apply for any vacancy or otherwise, or accept any overtime shift available at Silverdale Fire Station."
This resolution will take effect from Monday 15 October 2007 until notified otherwise.