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Union warns against wage freeze for NSW public servants - 8 March 2020

Union warns against wage freeze for NSW public servants - 8 March 2020

The New South Wales government is considering a one-off wage freeze for public servants in an attempt to mitigate a budget deficit, but the state’s public service union says the move will “cripple” the economy and put extra pressure on workers and families. It comes following reports that the recent bushfire crisis and the coronavirus would detract between one third of a percentage point and two-thirds of…

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Public Service Association says wages freeze would

Public Service Association says wages freeze would "cripple" the NSW economy - 8 March 2020

Rising concerns about the full impact of the coronavirus and the recent bushfires could see the state government implement a public service wages freeze. The move is among a number of measures being considered that would help the government avoid a possible budget deficit. While no decision has been made, the Public Service Association says any decision to freeze wages would "cripple the state's economy".…

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Firefighters at odds over royal commission - ABC News 16 Jan 2020

Firefighters at odds over royal commission - ABC News 16 Jan 2020

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Obsolete technology is blinding the Rural Fire Service - SMH 09/01/2020

Obsolete technology is blinding the Rural Fire Service - SMH 09/01/2020

Everyone is discussing how to help the Rural Fire Service (RFS). Perhaps the best place to start is with the current communication and computing equipment. It is obsolete and presents serious problems both for a brigade and its fire control centre, which will only get worse as fires get more frequent, larger and more complex. This applies to all phases of a callout. https://www.smh.com.au/national/obsolete-technology-is-blinding-the-rural-fire-service-20200108-p53pps.html

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Firefighters demand national royal commission amid claims of red tape hampering volunteers - ABC 08/01/2020

Firefighters demand national royal commission amid claims of red tape hampering volunteers - ABC 08/01/2020

Firefighting associations are claiming more than 7,000 people are stuck in a backlog trying to rejoin volunteer firefighting efforts in New South Wales, as professional and volunteer firefighter associations demand an urgent royal commission into the unfolding bushfire crisis. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-08/firefighting-associations-demand-national-royal-commission/11852180?pfmredir=sm

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