29 Apr 2022

Review launched into bullying, harassment at Fire and Emergency

From Nine To Noon, 10:40 am on 29 April 2022
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Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

The State Services Commission has announced an independent review of workplace culture and complaint handling at Fire and Emergency. 

The review was requested by the Chair of FENZ,Rebecca Keoghan.

It's three years since former judge Coral Shaw delivered a devastating report into the culture at FENZ, finding bullying and harassment were rife at all levels and across all regions within FENZ. 

Since then a stream of current and former firefighters - both volunteer and professional - have expressed frustration over the lack of change in FENZ culture, and a lack of trust in complaint handling processes.

Kathryn gets an update from Nine to Noon Executive Producer Clare Sziranyi.