The Auckland Local has been undertaking activities related to the effect on members, primarily from Avondale, who may be transferred as a result of the proposed opening of Te Atatu Station.

The Union has had some more recent discussions with Management in Auckland regarding this and has recently exchanged correspondence on this matter.

The Auckland Local was disappointed to note that notices advising of the vacancies for Te Atatu have been posted both on the Waitemata Area website and in the National Gazette.

We have arranged to meet with Regional Management on Monday 7 February to further our consultation on this matter (see attached correspondence). The Union has not received an answer to our question regarding the Fire District issues raised in this letter. We would hope that Management can clarify this at our meeting.

In the interim, the Union’s advice to members is to not apply for these vacancies. Members should appreciate that this is an interim position whilst we attempt to obtain the best possible outcome for our members at Avondale who will be displaced from this station as a consequence of Te Atatu opening.

It is hoped that as a result of meeting with Management on Monday, we will be able to provide members with a clearer picture as to the likely outcome.

The Auckland Local Committee will attempt to have this position duplicated on a National basis as soon as practicable.

DOWNLOAD FILE

Related Articles

VIEW ALL

VHF Zone A Ch10 Interagency Liaison

With the change in Auckland to COVID-19 Alert Level 3, Officers are reminded of the ability to use their command radios to talk directly with St John Ambulance staff when responded to Purple Events. 


FENZ Regional Manager Ignores Union Concerns Around America’s Cup

Members will remember our Notice last week advising of our grave concerns around FENZ’s planning around the America’s Cup sporting regatta.


Grave Concerns over FENZ Americas Cup Planning

The Local has written to the Regional Manager outlining our grave concerns that Fire Emergency is relinquishing its main functions under the Fire and Emergency Act in favour of secondary responsibilities and has not adequately prepared or planned for the 2021 Prada Cup and the 36th Americas Cup Sporting Event.