Category Archives: Pensions

Video update on pensions: ministers’ protection claims “inaccurate”

The Fire Brigades Union has released a video exploring comments made by Brandon Lewis, the Westminster fire minster, that during negotiations the union had not raised the issue of protection of members from the government’s pension proposals.

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Fire minister’s Commons answer on firefighters’ pension protection “inaccurate”, says FBU

An answer given by the Westminster Fire Minister, Brandon Lewis, over the issue of protection of firefighters’ pensions from proposed government changes was inaccurate, the Fire Brigades Union has claimed. On Monday 7 April, the minister responded to a question more »

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Fire Brigades Union set 24 April deadline for new pension offer

The Fire Brigades Union have written to Brandon Lewis, the fire minister in Westminster, asking him to provide new proposals on firefighter pensions before Thursday 24 April. The union has been discussing potential improvements with the government since the last more »

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Pensions: urgent matters of concern arising from the budget (video)

The Fire Brigades Union have released another video for members on the pensions campaign. In the clip, Matt Wrack, general secretary, talks about recent developments and the next steps for the union. You can watch the video here. Matt has more »

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Firefighters send message of solidarity to striking teachers

Members of the National Union of Teachers will strike on Wednesday (26 March) over pension changes, workload, bureaucracy and performance-related pay. Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “The Fire Brigades Union totally supports the NUT in their campaign to protect more »

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Firefighters descend on Westminster to lobby MPs over pensions, cuts and flooding

Firefighters from across the UK will descend on Westminster on Wednesday (26 March) to lobby their MPs over issues affecting them and the fire and rescue service. Around 200 Fire Brigade Union officials will be present at the event, which more »

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