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Firefighter fatalities in Italy on 5 November

Firefighter fatalities in Piedmont Italy 5 November 2019
A letter was sent today on behalf of the FBU to the public service workers union in Italy (Federazione Lavoratori Funzione Pubblica - FP-CGIL): Dear comrades, Firefighter fatalities in Italy on 5 November The Fire Brigades Union sends our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the...

Over 1,000 attacks on firefighters, as crews face bonfire night bombardment

FBU photo competition 2017 fire appliance night shot
There were 1,170 attacks on UK firefighters in the last year, according to new research from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). This bonfire night saw “appalling” attacks on firefighters across the UK, as overstretched and under-resourced crews faced one of their busiest nights of the year. In...

FBU response to Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report

Firefighters attending Grenfell Silent Walk
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary:  “The Inquiry’s interim report must finally be a turning point for fire safety in the UK. Warning after warning from previous fires were ignored; central government must now take responsibility for ensuring that recommendations are applied nationwide...

Contaminants and the risk to firefighters

The FBU’s research project collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire (UClan), formed the focus of a segment on Inside Out on BBC One on Monday 30 September. A number of serving and retired firefighters who are living with cancer were interviewed about their experiences and the FBU's...

Date set for pensions remedy hearing

The next stage in the Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU) pensions battle will be held on 18 December 2019, when a provisional hearing has been listed at the Employment Tribunal. The hearing will look at proposals to address how the illegal parts of the government’s discriminatory attacks on...

Surrey firefighters launch trade dispute amid cuts

Protests
Surrey Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have launched a trade dispute with their fire and rescue service, calling for management to end unsafe practices in their fire and rescue service. Concerned firefighters and residents will protest outside Surrey County Hall at 13:00 on Tuesday 24th September. The...

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