Special General Meeting 18 December 2007  

Members are advised of the results from the Special General Meeting held 18 December 2007 at the Johnsonville Rugby Club.

So Vacancy Karori (SSO Proposal CFO Wgtn) Station Manager)  

The issue was introduced by President Wills, Vice President Hutchison and Local Secretary Wright. National Secretary Best spoke also. A lot of discussion took place surrounding the issue and ramifications. All of the discussion participants spoke against it and subsequently a Motion was moved from the floor.

Moved SO P Moffat, 2nd SO S Cubis

That the Wellington Local members of the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union are firmly of the opinion that the SSO job proposal at Karori station, or any other SO station within Wellington and Hutt fire districts is a station manager by another name and as such no member will apply for that position or any future like position, Until it has been consulted and negotiated nationally with the New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union.

Carried unanimously

Section 66 Policy

This was introduced by Secretary Wright giving an update on progress and the proposal itself.

The discussion was split equally between for and against and it was the general feeling of the meeting to allow the Local executive to continue doing the work it is doing on the proposal.

Paraparaumu Staffing Issues  

Members in attendance were appraised of discussion held between the Local and FRM Butzbach the previous week. Management’s idea on staffing remains the same; the staffing must come from within existing staff in Wellington and Hutt Fire Districts. There were a number of different options, from using Yellow watch crew, BA/HazMat Tender crew, to the whole of the Rimutaka crew.

There was plenty of discussion on this and resourcing in general. All firmly with the belief that Wellington and Hutt are not "over resourced" and that some other regions are woefully under-resourced.

It was the general feeling of the meeting that it would be premature to have a motion moved from the floor at this stage.

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