Category Archives: Cuts

Lobby your MP to sign motion on fire cuts!

As a result of the FBU’s lobby of parliament last week, the number of MPs that have signed a motion opposing cuts to the fire and rescue service has gone up to 32.

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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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Mid and West Wales chief fire officer pay out “an insult” during huge service cuts, say firefighters

Reacting to news that Richard Smith, the retiring chief fire officer for Mid and West Wales fire and rescue service, is to receive a £67,000 payoff, Cerith Griffiths, Fire Brigades Union secretary for Wales, said: “This is an insult to more »

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Sad day for Tyne and Wear firefighters as two fire engines cut from service

Tyne and Wear fire authority have voted to remove a fire engine from both Swalwell and Wallsend fire stations. Dave Turner, local Fire Brigades Union secretary, said: “This is a very sad day for firefighters in Tyne and Wear, and more »

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£3k Hereford and Worcester fire chief surgery payout “hard to take” when firefighters denied support, says union

Responding to news that the chief fire officer for Hereford and Worcester fire service, Mark Yates, has received around £3,000 from his employer to pay for surgery, Steve Gould, secretary for the local Fire Brigades Union, said: “The fire service more »

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