The review of Normal Pension Age for firefighters has been published by the Westminster government. It can be downloaded and read here. The FBU believes that it does not make the case for firefighters working to 60; on the contrary it includes evidence that most firefighters are not able to work beyond 55. This is explained in this circular.
Sean Starbuck, FBU national officer said: “The FBU officials attended the review as the sole representatives of employees. The union submitted evidence to the review and discussed the research with the review chair, Dr Tony Williams. But members should recognise that this report does not represent our opinions and the FBU has not endorsed the recommendations. We believe that the review does acknowledge the arguments the union has made. The FBU will be discussing it with ministers and civil servants in the coming weeks.”
14th January 2013