NZ Firefighters Union - Latest News [Page 1]

Auckland’s Firefighters to Support Port Workers

Monday, 5 December 2011, 9:20 am | NZ Firefighters Union

Firefighters throughout Auckland will support locked out Ports of Auckland workers on their picket line today. More >>

Firefighters File Notice of Industrial Action

Friday, 22 July 2011, 2:50 pm | NZ Firefighters Union

“The New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union filed notice of strike action to the New Zealand Fire Service today,” said Steve Warner, National President of the Union. More >>

Firefighter Memorial Stair Climb, Auckland 2010

Sunday, 12 September 2010, 10:48 am | NZ Firefighters Union

Nearly 100 NZ Firefighters gathered today to climb all 30 floors of the old BNZ building at 125 Queen St in Auckland city. This NZ Memorial Climb, is to remember all Firefighters in NZ and overseas who have lost their lives in the line of duty. More >>

Firefighters Union demands answers

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 9:21 am | NZ Firefighters Union

The Professional Firefighters Union is demanding answers of the Fire Service as to why only eight firemen initially turned up at yesterday’s major blaze at a Mt Wellington warehouse. More >>

Image: Firefighters Most Trusted Professionals

Thursday, 25 October 2001, 10:39 am | NZ Firefighters Union

Caption: Fire Fighters are the most trusted profession in New Zealand and Air New Zealand is the overall most trusted brand, according to a Reader's Digest survey on trust, released today. With their awards are, from left: Mr Derek Best, secretary, ... More >>

Fire Service's Offer Overwhelmingly Rejected

Thursday, 19 April 2001, 2:41 pm | NZ Firefighters Union

“Firefighters have overwhelmingly rejected the Fire Service Commission’s offer to settle a renewed Collective Agreement, by a 94% margin”, Derek Best, Secretary of the Firefighters Union announced. More >>

Firefighters Union Welcomes New Commission Members

Friday, 17 November 2000, 4:07 pm | NZ Firefighters Union

“The announcement of three new members of the Fire Service Commission is welcomed by the Firefighters Union,” said Derek Best, Secretary of the Firefighters Union, in reaction to the news that Terry Scott, Angela Foulkes and Piers Reid are to join ... More >>

Massive Savings For Fire Service With ACC Return

Thursday, 4 May 2000, 9:07 am | NZ Firefighters Union

“The Fire Service has achieved a saving of over $1 million in accident premiums with the return to A.C.C. coverage for work related injuries”, Derek Best, Secretary of the Firefighters Union revealed. More >>

Financial Debacle At The Top Of The Fire Service

Thursday, 21 October 1999, 5:13 pm | NZ Firefighters Union

"The announcement today that the Fire Service Levy is to be put back to a rate of 6.2 cents per $100 of insured value is a failure of both the government and the Fire Service Commission" said Derek Best, Secretary of the Firefighters Union. More >>

Firefighters Delighted With Court Victory

Wednesday, 13 October 1999, 9:08 am | NZ Firefighters Union

"The speedy dismissal of all the Fire Service Commission's appeals by the Court of Appeal is a total vindication of the firefighters' stance in opposing the Commission's unlawful actions" said Derek Best, Secretary of the Firefighters' Union. More >>

Deliberate Campaign to Denigrate Professional Fire

Wednesday, 6 October 1999, 4:19 pm | NZ Firefighters Union

Professional Firefighters are seriously concerned about a campaign by some in the management of the New Zealand Fire Service to denigrate them in the public mind on the eve of the Court of Appeal hearing. More >>