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Industrial Relations Commission orders six-month interim Award

Published: 18th February 2008

Today, the Industrial Relations Commission issued orders for a six-month interim Award as part of the wage negotiations between the NSW Government and the NSW Fire Brigade Employees' Union (FBEU).

The interim Award will come into effect for permanent firefighters when their current award ends on 23 February 2008, and includes an interim 2.5% per annum wage increase.

A full bench hearing of the wage case will be heard in the Industrial Relations Commission to arbitrate a final three-year award agreement.

The FBEU has agreed to lift the existing paperwork bans and relieving bans from this afternoon.