The Bumper Monitor – Volume 2 Number 1 January 2017

In this edition:

 

  1. FROM THE SECRETARY

2017 is going to be a busy and challenging year for us all. There is “Strength In Unity” and it will be important for us all and to our success that we maintain our Unity and discipline throughout this year ..............................

  1. F3 Foam

Can F3 agents take the fire security heat? The article discusses a recent foam seminar held in Singapore that examined this question ...............................................

  1. UFU lessons learned 5

The uncontained failure of a GE CF6-80C2B6 engine occurred on a Boeing 767-300 (N345AN) during the take-off roll at Chicago O'Hare International Airport .............

  1. failure to volunteer for overtime not industrial action

The FWC has declined AGL's request for an order to stop what it suspects is industrial action by employees at its Loy Yang A power plant in Victoria after it was unable to secure enough employees to work overtime .........................

  1. debate over shift changes stall ocean city negotiations

The dispute is over a proposed change to fire fighter and emergency medical service personnel labor hours .................................

  1. what is presumptive legislation?

 Under this presumption, if a fire fighter is diagnosed with one of the twelve cancers listed in the Bill, and has served as a fire fighter for the relevant qualifying period, it will be presumed that the cancer is an occupational disease .....................................

  1. Cashing out 2 block leave

There are no conditions prescribed about how these options can be exercised and AS/ARFF cannot arbitrarily impose any requirement or condition on the taking of accrued leave as an additional hours payment ......................................

 

 

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