Matt Wrack

Hit the North: Discussing the campaign to defend our service

I have just got back from a meeting in Manchester of FBU officials from around the UK. We called the meeting to discuss the challenges we face on jobs, pay, pensions and the future of our service. A representative from every brigade, region and section of the union attended. A central part of the...

Firestation

Cuts in our service: radio coverage

BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday included some coverage of the cuts we are facing in the Fire and Rescue Service as a result of the Westminster government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. You can listen to the prgramme on...

Woody Sez

Woody Sez: see it if you can

Last week I went to see the show Woody Sez at the Arts Theatre in London. You can see their site here. This is a musical based on the life and songs of American folk singer Woody Guthrie – and I thought it was brilliant. Your can read...

Meet the members: West Midlands & Warwickshire

Yesterday I finished our tour of the West Midlands region with very well attended meetings in the West Midlands brigade and in Warwickshire. We started in the West Mids at West Bromwich fire station. A very well attended meeting heard my report on the challenges facing the union in the light of the...

Meet the members: Hereford & Worcester; Shropshire; and Staffordshire

Today I have been out attending meetings of FBU members in three brigades in the West Midlands region of the union. We started this morning at Malvern fire station in Hereford and Worcester. This afternoon we moved on to a meeting in Shropshire at Telford fire station. We ended the day with another...

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