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The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has launched exciting new membership recruitment tools for use by officials, including a presentation and membership pack. The tools have been designed using feedback from new recruits who shared their experiences of their own initial recruitment sessions. A task...

FBU backs Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour Leader

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has backed Rebecca Long-Bailey as the next leader of the Labour Party, cementing her place on the ballot of Labour members. The FBU wrote to all candidates asking for their views on the fire and rescue service, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, repealing anti-trade union...

Follow Grenfell investigation right to the top, firefighters say

FBU Barrister Martin Seaward
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry must look at the decades of deregulation that allowed fire safety at Grenfell to be undermined, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said today in its opening submission to phase 2 of the inquiry. The union outlined three factors that rendered the UK’s regulatory regime...

Fire Brigades Union detailed response to Grenfell phase one report

The Fire Brigades Union has welcomed the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, but has criticised the chair’s suggestion that a mass evacuation would have been straightforward on the night. The union’s detailed response to the Inquiry’s phase one report also says “personalised” criticism...

FBU re-elects Matt Wrack as general secretary

Matt Wrack has been re-elected as the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) with an overwhelming 67% of the vote. Matt was first elected in 2005. This will be his fourth term in office, elected with the highest proportion of votes in any previous FBU general secretary election...

FBU responds to HMICFRS annual report

Hot fire training
Today, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published their annual report.  Responding to the report, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: On the report: “This report is an utter condemnation of decades of failed government fire...

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