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Government in court over discriminatory firefighter pensions

The government and fire service employers in England and Wales are in court defending a pension scheme which the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says is a "textbook" example of age discrimination against younger firefighters. The introduction of the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme saw thousands of...

Video | Christmas message from FBU general secretary

Matt Wrack
"Austerity is simply a policy to steal from workers" Matt Wrack tells firefighters in his Christmas message as he rounds up what has happened in the past year and outlines some of the key issues and debates that will occur early next year.  .embed-container { position: relative; padding-...

Bake Off's Sue Perkins supports UK firefighters and their families

The comedian and broadcaster Sue Perkins, most famous for presenting the Great British Bake Off, has got behind a new lottery that is going to raise money to help UK firefighters and their families.  .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow:...

Kerry McCarthy MP challenges fire service cuts

Three Bristol MPs have written an open letter to Brandon Lewis, the Home Office Minister responsible for the fire service, raising serious concerns about cuts to fire and rescue budgets.  The move follows the largest increase in deaths from fire-related incidents in twenty years. Kerry...

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