Further Notice of Strike Action has been lodged to commence at 0800 hours on 10 September – 0800 hours 17 September 2009.

The Strike Notice is identical to that being undertaken at present and due to commence at 0800 hours 3 September 2009.

To summarize that action:

a) Blue, Red, Brown, Green and Yellow Watch:

- Only respond to emergency incidents and restore appliances to operational readiness. This includes the action as in b) below. The details of this action were clarified in e-news 12 August and e-news 25 August.

b) Black Watch:

- A Ban on the use of computer keyboard or mouse.

c) Communications Centre Workers:

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

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

d) Trainee Firefighters & Trainers involved in Training Course NTC 0309 are exempt from the action.

Further Information regarding the Strike Action:

a) Black Watch workers are not to undertake any work not being done by Operational Watches.

b) Operational Watch workers are not to be temporarily placed on Black Watch so as to allow work, other than responding to emergency incidents and restoring appliances to operational readiness e,g, training

c) For those on Light Duties, where the bulk of the specific rehabilitation plan can be carried out, Light Duties can continue.

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