The Fire Service Commission filed an application this afternoon for leave from the Court of Appeal to appeal the
Employment Court's recent judgment on the Holidays Act.
Fire Service Chief Executive Mike Hall said in deciding to appeal the judgment, the Commission considered a range of
important organisational factors and sought extensive legal advice. Some of the legal issues were significant and
related to the interpretation of the Holidays Act 2003, not only for the Fire Service but potentially for other
"In the past two weeks I have had constructive discussions with the New Zealand Professional Firefighters' Union over
the impact of the judgment. Despite the decision to appeal the judgment, I anticipate that these discussions will
continue," Mr Hall said.
(Please note - this will be the only comment the Fire Service will be making on the issue)