The Union has filed a new Notice of Strike Action to take effect from 0800 hours 26 October 2011.
The Notice is identical to that already in effect apart from that applying for Weekend Training for Black Watch.
This now reads (on and from 26 October 2011):
“Weekend training other than training conducted by dedicated Trainers”
The present Notice of Strike Action remains in effect.
The Notice of Strike Action as filed as above is reproduced.
The Union and Fire Service representatives will meet again with the assistance of a Mediator from the Labour Dept. on 19 October 2011.
Members will be updated on any developments as soon as practicable after the meeting.
Diesel Fumes - Disciplinary Action - Against SSOs
A Judicial Conference was held concerning this matter on 16 September – this is in effect Mediation held with the assistance of a Judge of the Employment Court.
Agreement was reached at this Settlement Conference to resolve the dispute and this settlement has subsequently been ratified by the affected members.
The key matter for the Union was for the record of the warnings given to be removed.
The outcome of the Settlement Conference and its subsequent ratification is to the Union a sensible resolution to legal proceedings that had an uncertain outcome.