Members may have read the drastically altered Operations Review put out by the Auckland Regional Manager in his Region Notice 69/2008.

The version issued bears very little resemblance to the original version drafted by the Review Team, as a large number of very important points made by the team have been either altered or omitted from the final report.

The Auckland Local believes that the sponsor of a review has the right not to accept some of the findings of a Review Team, and to show this in the corrective action plan, but does not have the right to alter the document so that it bears little or no resemblance to the original, to suit his or her own agenda.

Members will find attached the changes to the original document, which has completely altered the intention of the Review Team’s findings. It will become obvious to members that some of the main recommendations of the review have been deliberately omitted, as they do not suit the outcomes required by the Region regarding volunteer responses.

The major changes to this Review Document, forced by the Auckland Regional Manager, have caused the Union members of the team much concern and have given the Auckland Local Committee cause to doubt the genuine desire of the Regional Management to actually improve the efficiency of the Brigade and improve the safety of the firefighters who respond to the emergencies within the Auckland Fire Region.

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