Category Archives: Internationalism

Firefighters join demo against EU austerity in Brussels

Fire Brigades Union members travelled to Brussels on Friday to take part in a demonstration against the European Union’s austerity policies.

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Message of solidarity for Greek strike against sackings and privatisation

Today sees the second day of a strike by Greek public service workers against collective dismissals. The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) — of which the FBU is an affiliate — has sent a message of solidarity, saying: more »

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10 years since the Robin Hood Tax — new video

Ahead of a summit of French and German governments to plan the next few months of work in the European Union, campaigners have released a video setting out the case for the introduction of a Robin Hood Tax for the more »

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Firefighter deaths in Houston

Harold Schaitberger, General President, International Association of Fire Fighters Dear Harold, We have followed closely the news about the four firefighters killed attending the fire in Houston. Fire Brigades Union members in the UK are shocked and saddened by this more »

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Take action on the Bangladesh factory collapse

You will have read about the dreadful factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday and where the death toll is rising by the hour. Many of those killed were young women who worked in the five garment factories that operated in more »

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FBU Dundee to Nablus Project

The FBU welcomed today’s news of the release of their humanitarian aid by the Israeli Authorities. The lifesaving firefighting kit had been detained at the Israeli Port of Haifa since Oct 14th. At a meeting in the Scottish Parliament, FBU more »

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