Employment Court case outcome
National Commander, Kerry Gregory, sent out this email yesterday to advise the result of the Employment Court case on the selection process for new Tranche 2 Service Delivery positions.
'This afternoon we have heard that the Employment Court has ruled in Fire and Emergency’s favour regarding the dispute with the NZPFU, heard before the Court on 19 August 2020.
The matter before the Court was a point of law related to the selection process for new Tranche 2 Service Delivery positions. Our view was that people whose positions would otherwise be made redundant (those people with ‘affected status’) should have preference (as stated in the Employee Transition Protocol and the Decision documents). I am pleased to advise that the Employment Court has found in our favour, confirming this approach.
We are now urgently reviewing the detail of the Court’s decision so we can finalise the next steps with tranche 2. I know the delays have caused uncertainty for many of you. As I have previously indicated, our absolute priority is to move forward as quickly as we can to provide that certainty and clarity.
I will update you all within the next week on the next steps and potential timeframes from here.
We will continue to work with our unions and associations, and with you all as we progress this work.
In the meantime, please continue to support each other. I encourage you to make use of the range of support options(external link) that are detailed on the Portal if you wish to.'