Category Archives: Parliament

What does the political fund pay for?

The FBU is currently balloting it’s members over the continuation of the union’s political fund ballot.

Posted in Parliament, Press releases 2013 |

Motion in Parliament argues that firefighters must attend floods

A motion has been submitted in the House of Commons that argues for a formal obligation for firefighters to attend flooding. Despite an expectation that fire and rescue services attend flooding, there is currently no formal requirement that they must more »

Posted in Parliament |

Pensions – write to MPs about the threat of mass dismissals

The FBU is asking members to write their MP about the Westminster government’s plans for firefighters’ pensions. The government is pressing on with its Public Sector Pensions Bill, which imposes a normal pension age (NPA) of 60 on firefighters. Yet more »

Posted in Parliament, Pensions |

The case for public ownership of the banks

This pamphlet, It’s time to take over the banks, makes the case for a publicly owned finance industry that provides a public service, giving financial support to industry and working people. Taking over the banks will enable planning, investment and more »

Posted in Cuts, Parliament |

Support Essex firefighters – lobby your MP

The Fire Brigades Union is asking members and friends to lobby their MPs to support Essex firefighters. Our members in Essex are standing up to defend their jobs and the service they provide to the public. The FBU would like more »

Posted in Cuts, Disputes, Parliament |

Fire Brigades Union urges NO vote in AV referendum

The Fire Brigades Union has joined a number of other trade unions in urging a No vote in the referendum on 5 May. Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary said: “While we are happy to consider genuine options for improving the more »

Posted in Parliament |