Fire Brigades Union women's school 13 - 15 April 2018, Wortley Hall, Sheffield, S35 7DB


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Circular: 2018HOC0041MW

Dear Brother/Sister

Please find attached an application form for the Fire Brigades Union National Women’s School being held from Friday 13 April to Sunday 15 April 2018 at Wortley Hall, near Sheffield.  The school will open at 2pm on the 13 April and close at 2pm on the 15 April.  Please make sure that you can attend the whole school prior to submitting your application form.

The school this year will have a number of guest speakers, group discussions and workshops covering a variety of issues affecting women in the Fire and Rescue Service. The school will also provide the opportunity for you to meet other FBU women members from across the UK and to share experiences.

You do not need to have any active FBU experience to attend the school, we welcome everyone’s contribution. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed, meals and accommodation are provided and we offer a superb crèche facility should you need to bring your children with you. 

The criterion for the crèche is that you are bringing children and/or young adults that you are legally responsible for and whom you would not be able to attend without bringing. The crèche is also open during the evening to allow time for you to attend any evening sessions that may take place.

If you have never been before and need trade union leave or more information before applying please contact Samantha Rye  either by calling 07508 725103 or email [email protected]

If you wish to attend the National Women’s School then please return your completed application to [email protected] or by post to Kate Cassidy, The Fire Brigades Union, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7AE.  Applications must be received no later than FRIDAY 9 MARCH 2018.

Please note that demand is very high for the school and places are limited so it may not be possible for everyone who applies to attend. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement letter informing them if they have been successful or not after the closing date.

Best wishes.

Yours fraternally

Matt Wrack
General Secretary

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