Members have reported some Managers are intending to apply the transfers and vacancies policy across the new larger districts.  Managers cannot unilaterally impose this change.  There are provisions in the NZPFU collective agreement that must be considered and applied. 

Any change to the contractual rights will have to be by agreement.  The Union has been in contact with FENZ on this issue but the matter has not been fully discussed and no changes have been agreed.

In the interim the transfers and vacancies policies must be applied as they have been prior to the 27 September 2021 stand up of Tranche 2.  We understand the Area Commanders and HR have been informed of the same status quo.

We will keep members informed of any discussions with FENZ on this issue.  

In unity,
Wattie Watson
National Secretary

Related Articles


Breaking News

Tamaki Makaurau Flooding, State of Local Civil Defence Emergency

Last nights unprecedented weather event caused widespread havoc across the region with Fire and Emergency career and volunteer crews, operational support and 111 emergency dispatchers working to exhaustion, with all available FENZ resources at times being mobilised to incidents right across the region.

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.