Category Archives: Disputes

Firefighters should buy back pension contributions for strike days ASAP

The Fire Brigades Union is encouraging all members to apply to buy back pension contributions from strike days as soon as possible. Members have reported that some fire and rescue services have said that firefighters cannot buy back contributions until more »

Posted in Disputes, Pensions |

Victory for firefighters as Cumbria reduces cuts to fire and rescue services

Cumbrian firefighters this week celebrated success in their campaign to defend local fire and rescue services after the county council confirmed that it would scale back cuts. Graeme Higgins, Fire Brigades Union Secretary in Cumbria, said: “This is a victory more »

Posted in Disputes, Press releases 2014, Safety |

South west firefighters meet to discuss pensions and further strikes

Firefighters in the south west will meet today (Monday 20 January) to discuss proposed government attacks on pensions and the possibility of more strikes. Fire Brigades Union general secretary, Matt Wrack, will travel to Swindon and Bath to talk to more »

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Essex fire chiefs ‘putting public at risk’ by playing Scrooge with staff in New Year, say firefighters

Essex fire chiefs are putting the people and communities of Essex at unnecessarily increased risk by notifying all wholetime firefighters they will not be paid and are not required to report for duty in the small hours of New Year’s more »

Posted in Disputes, Industrial Action, Press releases 2013 |

Latest update for FBU members on pensions campaign

General Secretary, Matt Wrack, has written to all FBU branches setting out the latest position in relation to the union’s pension campaign. This is in advance of mass meetings which are being scheduled in several regions and of a meeting more »

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Help us win on pensions! FBU members’ survey

The Fire Brigades Union wants to hear what firefighters think about the government’s proposals on firefighter pensions and what the union should do about them. As a result, we’ve teamed up with independent polling organisation YouGov to create a survey more »

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