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Pension update – appealing against age discrimination

The FBU’s long fought case against age discrimination of over 6,000 firefighters with regards to the 2015 pension changes is being heard this week in Court 1 at Fleetbank House in London. Back in 2015 the government brought in a new pensions scheme that the FBU regards as ‘unworkable’ and ‘does...

Firefighters' fury at Grenfell Inquiry panel appointment

As the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (GTI) sits for two days (11-12 December) to determine its terms of reference on how it will take evidence from witnesses and participants, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has expressed concerns about a member of the GTI expert witness panel, former Chief Fire Officer (...

Firefighters rescue more members of the public than ever before

New research from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has found that firefighters rescued more members of the public than ever before during the period April 2016 to March 2017.  A record 43,000 people were rescued throughout the UK for the period, a 6% increase on the previous year. England saw...

A miserable budget for workers, says union

The 2017 Autumn budget has failed to deliver any substanial improvements for workers in the public sector, the leader of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “Seven years of pay restraint on public sector workers has been seven...

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