Update - Strike Action

As advised in Newsletter No.22, the hearing on the Fire Service’s Interim Injunction application was heard yesterday.

The Judge, by Oral Judgment, continued the Interim Injunction issued on 6 August, which restrains the Union and its members from continuing to participate in the allegedly unlawful strike action relating to the notice issued on 22 July 2009, and which commenced at 8am on 6 August 2009.
 
The Interim Injunction therefore only applies to the notice for the week 6 August – 0800 hours 13 August 2009.
 
The separate notices commencing 0800 hours on 13 August and 0800 hours on 20 August at this time therefore stand.
 
The Judge advised that as soon as practicable he will issue a Judgment giving full reasons for having come to his conclusion that the Interim Injunction in its present form must continue.
 
The Union will need to consider that Judgment and the Judge’s reasoning before determining how the future notices will be affected.
 
To obtain an Interim Injunction essentially two tests are considered:
  • Is there an arguable case?
  • If so, where does the balance of convenience lie?
These are not difficult thresholds to reach as almost everything can be considered arguable.
 
Members will be updated as soon as possible after receipt and analysis of the full Judgment.
 

Operational Skills Maintenance

Due to widespread confusion and concern regarding the implementation of O.S.M., the Union has written to the Fire Service advising that the Union will advise members not to have any involvement with O.S.M. at least until the confusion and concerns are properly addressed.
 
The Union has appointed Mike Powell to be its representative on the O.S.M Steering Group. However, this Group has not yet met again since that appointment.
 
Therefore, until and unless the Union’s concerns are properly addressed, members are advised not to have any involvement with O.S.M.

Related Articles

VIEW ALL VIEW ALL

Notice to Auckland Local Members

Further to our National Notice to Members dated 22 February 2021 regarding the 10th Anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake, we have now received the commemorative coins and are in the process of despatching them to all members.


Notice to Auckland Local Members

Members will be aware of the latest failure in Fire & Emergency fleet at a house fire in Grey Lynn. 


Relief Fire Truck Fails at Fire Again

The dire state of Fire & Emergency relief fleet was once again highlighted early yesterday morning at a house fire in Grey Lynn.