Members are advised that this Local strongly recommends that when they seek stand in’s i.e. jumps, that they only ask people employed under the Uniformed Operational Collective Agreement.

Members are advised that a member has obtained a stand in from someone employed on a non operational individual agreement (albeit formerly employed on our collective).

This practice must not be continued. Members should be only too well aware of the ramifications if this continues. For instance, where does it stop? Will the Nat Com be able to stand in for someone? Anyone from PDU who used to be operational. This could even be seen as the thinning of the wedge with regards to overtime replacement.

There are also obvious questions as to whether these people complete all the mandatory training that operational staff are required to attend that ensures our safety and ability on the fire ground.

Notwithstanding all of the above, the simple fact remains that if a person is not employed as an operational firefighter / officer, then they should not ride in any operational capacity on any paid fire appliance.

Change of Secretary’s details

Members’ attention is drawn to the Local Secretary’s address change and phone and fax number change as displayed at the top of this Notice.

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Season’s Greetings and Office Hours

The Auckland Local wishes all members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Auckland Office will be closed from the afternoon of Friday 23 December 2022, reopening on Monday 9 January 2023.


Ratification Meeting next Tuesday 13th Dec at 5pm

As you will be well aware by now, we have finally reached an agreed term of settlement in the negotiation for a new CEA. The NZPFU is recommending members accept it and ratify the settlement offer. The National Committee has completely wrung out the sponge for every possible drop of benefit to members, and it's now our turn to act.


Breaking News

SIGNIFICANT SETTLEMENT OFFERED TO NZPFU MEMBERS

Christmas cheer may have come a little earlier for NZPFU members with the NZPFU National Committee today releasing and recommending ratification of a proposed settlement with FENZ. After 18 gruelling months of negotiations and six months of industrial action including all NZPFU members walking off the job twice, the NZPFU members have just received the detail of the proposed settlement that the NZPFU recommends members’ accept.