The Local notes with disappointment the outcome of the failed Auckland Working Group.

We note Secretary Watson’s statement from her latest National Notice:

The NZPFU Representatives on the Auckland Taskforce invested hundreds of hours including personal time to canvas the membership, undertake the research, meet with FENZ-commissioned consultants external agencies that could give insight into some options; and with the FENZ Representatives on the Taskforce drafted a report that set out the evidence and listed Recommendations with options in orders of priority.” 

Whilst the outcome is not one we wished for, we would like to extend our utmost thanks to the members of the group that worked tirelessly for members, trying to get better conditions for Auckland members. 

A giant thank-you from Auckland members goes out to:

Jamie Whitehead
Terry Bird
Josh Burton
Brendan Pascoe 
Tim-Bob Julian

Unfortunately, it is not the outcome that Auckland members had wanted, nor expected.  

However, members should rest assured the Auckland Local is primed ready for the upcoming battle.  FENZ's response is, of course, the expected  preliminary shots fired in this first round. 

Auckland has been lied to and brushed off by FENZ, as though irrelevant to the extra burden of the high cost of living and other factors clearly and factually identified by experts in the report, impacting its members.  As well, the Auckland Working Group was a complete and utter waste of time.

The Local awaits direction from the National Committee about the strategy for the looming challenge in front of us.  One thing is for certain. Auckland will not accept zero return from the promises of the current contract that led to the formation of the AWG.

Buckle up, we are heading for a rough ride.

This issue will be discussed in more detail at our AGM, scheduled for 31 August, 1030 hours, at College Rifles Football Club, 33 Haast Street, Remuera. 

Related Articles

VIEW ALL

Reduced Heavy Aerial Response in Auckland

Members are advised that once again Auckland is faced with a reduced heavy aerial response and capabilities due to mechanical breakages of the current fleet, as per an operational instruction sent to some Officers in Area 4.


Career and Volunteer Firefighter Dual Membership

The Local issued a Notice to Members ALC-20-41 on 11 November regarding applying for a dispensation to have dual Career and Volunteer Firefighter Membership of the Union.


Season’s Greetings and Goodbye to the Year that Was...

The Auckland Local wishes all Members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. A reminder that the Auckland Office will be closed from Wednesday 23 December until Tuesday 5 January 2021.