Category Archives: Privatisation

Yougov survey: 97% of firefighters oppose mutualisation of Cleveland Fire Brigade

The scale of opposition among Cleveland firefighters to the ‘mutualisation’ of the local fire and rescue service has been revealed in survey figures release today. Last year managers at Cleveland Fire Brigade began attempts to change their existing ‘Community Interest more »

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Say ‘No!’ to Cleveland mutual proposals

Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton is planning to turn Cleveland Fire Brigade into a ‘mutual’. This is bad news for firefighters, bad news for our service and bad news for the public. Mutualisation would: Threaten the hard-won pay and conditions more »

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Tickets for UK premiere of BURN film

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary said: “The FBU is proud to support the UK premiere of BURN, a hard-hitting film about firefighting in Detroit. Firefighters and the public in the UK will enjoy the film.” Tickets: Public £7.50 (+ booking more »

Posted in Cuts, Privatisation |

Sign the petition against fire service privatisation

The 38 Degrees campaign has very helpfully launched a petition to support of our fire and rescue service and oppose government privatisation plans. The 38 Degrees campaign site can be viewed here This includes an on-line petition on the fire more »

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Fire service privatisation plans will “sacrifice lives on the altar of profit”

New plans from fire minister Brandon Lewis to privatise the whole of Britain’s fire and rescue service will cost lives, says Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack. Mr Lewis has written to the Regulatory Reform Committee at Westminster seeking more »

Posted in Press releases 2013, Privatisation |

FBU response to Capita named as preferred bidder for the Fire Service College

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary said: “The Fire Service College provides world-class training and has a well won reputation for excellence. Today’s announcement is yet another instance of creeping privatisation in the fire and rescue service, and the public will more »

Posted in Press releases 2012, Privatisation |