Category Archives: Press releases 2013

Write to your MP over the fire minister’s inaccurate claims on pensions

On Monday 7 April, Westminster fire minister, Brandon Lewis, told the House of Commons that the Fire Brigades Union had not sought to obtain protection from changes to firefighters’ pensions scheme for members.This answer was inaccurate and presents a complete more »

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Video update on pensions: FBU set deadline for offer

The FBU has released a new video updating members on the ongoing pensions campaign. In the clip, Matt Wrack, general secretary, outlines recent developments, including details of a recent meeting with the Treasury of their proposal to change the tax more »

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Fire Brigades Union set 24 April deadline for new pension offer

The Fire Brigades Union have written to Brandon Lewis, the fire minister in Westminster, asking him to provide new proposals on firefighter pensions before Thursday 24 April. The union has been discussing potential improvements with the government since the last more »

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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.

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Firefighters union official tells chief fire officers’ conference: firefighters face sack merely for getting older

Sean Starbuck, Fire Brigades Union national officer, is addressing the Chief Fire Officers Association Peoples Summit 2014 at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon at 2.40pm on Wednesday 2 April 2014. He is expected to say: “Large numbers of firefighters still more »

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South Yorkshire firefighters demonstrate against cuts (pictures)

Firefighters in South Yorkshire organised a last-minute protest on Monday 31 March outside South Yorkshire Fire Authority. The demo was held to oppose the authority’s decision to remove fire engines from Rotherham and Barnsley fire stations, which local Fire Brigades more »

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