Home Affairs: SCBA Allowance

Under the Workplace Determination, workers who are qualified to use Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and required to use it as part of their job are entitled to an annualized allowance. CPSU representatives have become aware of a number of members who aren’t receiving the allowance, even though they are both qualified to use SCBA and required to use it regularly in their jobs. CPSU advocates have taking steps to assist affected workers to claim the allowance.