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Medical Conditions Notification Policy and Procedure

FRNSW has sent the FBEU a copy of a new policy they are proposing to publish titled “Medical Conditions Notification Policy and Procedure”. You can find a copy of the policy here and the procedure here.

This policy, in short, would put a requirement on you to disclose any medical condition contained in the list in the policy, including if that condition occurs while on leave or in any other part of your life. The list is very broad, and includes matters that many of our members are likely managing and which have no impact on their FRNSW employment.

To better understand FRNSW’s rationale for this invasion into our member’s lives, we met with them on several occasions. They want to implement this policy, in short, to be able to better understand any health problems in the workforce.

It is the FBEU’s view that pre-employment checks, health checks, and medical certificates for sick leave and workers comp are more than enough to satisfy FRNSW’s thirst for information.

We have disputed the implementation of this policy and we are following the Award process to try and resolve it, and FRNSW have agreed to hold off implementation of this policy so we can continue to work though our concerns with them.

Hopefully we can come to an agreement on this without requiring intervention in the Commission, however we will do whatever we can to protect your privacy.

We look forward to your feedback and we will keep you updated as we continue to fight this policy.

Thank you for your participation. We require your name, station and service number solely for our records. Any collation of these survey results will have your answers de-identified and your details will not be shared anywhere.

Please share this with your crew and anyone who you think would like to participate.

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* 1. What is your name?

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* 2. What is your service number?

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* 3. What is your station number/workplace?

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* 4. Do you support this policy & procedure being implemented?

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* 5. Do you think FRNSW knows enough about your health & medical situation without this policy?

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* 6. Do you trust FRNSW to properly manage your private health & medical information?

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* 7. Have you completed your first health check yet?

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* 8. Are you willing to take industrial action over this policy if FRNSW insists on implementing it?

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* 9. If you have any other feedback, please leave it here.

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