Industrial Action

Herewith are the Notices of Industrial Action served on the Fire Service.

It is absolutely vital that any members approached by management seeking clarification or advice as to what may be included or not – do not respond. Advice back to management in any such case is that management should refer their questions in writing to the Union’s National Office.

U.S.A.R.

Further to yesterday’s Notice:

As advised, there has been considerable contact with the Fire Service on entitlement for the USAR deployments to both Christchurch and Japan.

As a consequence, the Fire Service has agreed with the Union that Days Off and the deployment length must be calculated on a Day for Day basis.

However, two issues are still outstanding based on Custom & Practice and agreements from previous deployments.

1. Days Off to be calculated as Working Days.

2. Not having to take the Days in a continuous period.

The Union is pursuing 1. and 2. and has demanded a meeting with the Fire Service to discuss this.

The meeting will occur shortly.

Notice Of Strike Action

To: The New Zealand Fire Service Commission

And to: The Chief Executive of the New Zealand Fire Service

And to: The Chief Executive, Department of Labour,
             Unisys House, 56 The Terrace, Wellington

You are hereby given notice of a strike.

The period of notice is 14 days.

The nature of the strike is:

1. A ban on the use of any computer keyboard or computer mouse by any union member other than union members employed in the Northern, Central and Southern Communications Centres or employed on black watch or any union member who is responsible for rostering while that member is carrying out rostering responsibilities or any union member using a computer keyboard or computer mouse for the purposes of recording overtime worked or claiming wages or allowances.

2. A ban on all work by union members on red, brown, blue, green or yellow watch (except those employed in the Northern, Central and Southern Communications Centres), other than responding to emergency incidents and restoring appliances to operational readiness.

3. A ban on the acting up into Executive Officer positions by any union member.

4. A ban on annual testing of breathing apparatus sets except at fire stations with breathing apparatus testing facilities.

5. A ban by union members on black watch on the following work:

  • Building Risk Assessments – 408/409.
  • Fire reports.
  • False alarm administrative advice.
  • F.A.I.P. visits and presentations.
  • Advice to national and local government.
  • P.P.M. Projects.
  • CAPEX Projects.
  • Attendance at Fire Service conferences and seminars.
  • Attendance at non Fire Service conferences and seminars.
  • Training forums.
  • Weekend training.

The strike will commence at 0800 hours on 1 July 2011 and will conclude at 0800 hours on 15 July 2011.

The strike will be continuous.

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

Nothing in this notice applies to union members that are part of recruits’ course RCTPH 1106 or who are engaged in work associated with that course while so engaged.

_________________________________

Derek Best, National Secretary
New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union Incorporated
16 June 2011

Signed on behalf of all members of the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union Incorporated who are covered by the bargaining initiated by the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union Incorporated by notice dated 19 November 2010.

 

Notice Of Strike Action

To: The New Zealand Fire Service Commission

And to: The Chief Executive of the New Zealand Fire Service

And to: The Chief Executive, Department of Labour,
             Unisys House, 56 The Terrace, Wellington

You are hereby given notice of a strike.

The period of notice is 14 days.

The nature of the strike is:

1. A ban on the processing of the closing off of incidents.

2. A ban on the auditing of any greater alarm incidents.

3. A ban on completing of urban and rural statistics reporting.

4. A ban on participating in all training delivered by the New Zealand Fire Service.

The strike will commence at 0800 hours on 1 July 2011 and will conclude at 0800 hours on 15 July 2011.

The strike will be continuous.

The strike will occur at the Northern, Central and Southern Communications Centres.

Nothing in this notice applies to union members that are part of recruits’ course RCTPH 1106 or who are engaged in work associated with that course while so engaged.

_________________________________

Derek Best, National Secretary
New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union Incorporated

16 June 2011

Signed on behalf of all members of the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union Incorporated who are covered by the bargaining initiated by the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union Incorporated by notice dated 19 November 2010.

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