Relieving

Members are advised that the Local has been in discussion with management on our belief that members can not be made to relieve inter-district. Management has disputed this.

As such the Local has adopted the preferred approach of dealing with disputes whereby the status quo remains in place until the dispute is resolved.

Therefore the recommendation to members in NTM 05/02 is on hold.

The Local will be pursuing this with the National Union.

Training Course Attendance

Members are advised that there have been many changes with this agreement. The National Union will promulgate the final agreement. The agreement can be summarised by the following:

1. 5 day courses & longer
- Black watch 2 clear days off before and after the course                                                

2. 3 & 4 day courses
- Placed on black watch for the duration of the course with 2 clear days off before and after the course

3. Note, Clear days run midnight to midnight

4. 1 & 2 day courses
- Work usual roster
- OT paid if course is on any non work day If applicable, night shift off immediately before, during or after the course completion.

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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.