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Grenfell public inquiry must listen to us, say firefighters

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is urging the inquiry team and the government to listen to firefighters, emergency fire control operators and to the FBU itself, as their democratic and independent voice, when the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster gets underway. The...

Video: Pay offer is 'inadequate in its current form'

Firefighter Mark Hunt demonstrates how much in salary a firefighter has lost as a result of the government's pay restraint
After a consultation with members, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said a pay offer from the national employers is ‘inadequate in its current form.’ The national employers offered a 2% increase if the discussions around the work trials continued. A 3% increase would follow (and increases for...

Matt Wrack on firefighting and Grenfell

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary
The FBU's general secretary, Matt Wrack's speech at the Durham Miners' Gala captures the feeling of the Fire Brigades Union in the aftermath of Grenfell. Watch Matt's full speech here:

Chaos at Surrey fire service as I.T. systems fail

Vital I.T. systems have crashed at Surrey Fire Emergency Control forcing operators to use pen and paper in order to take details of emergency incidents and mobilise fire engines. The Surrey County Council I.T. system crashed at 17:39 on Monday evening (17 July). The Fire Brigades Union (FBU)...