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Now Labour must unite and turn fire on the Tories

Jeremy Corbyn
In the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s decisive re-election as Labour leader, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has urged the party to unite and take on the Tories. Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “After a bruising and unnecessary leadership contest, the party must start working together in order...

Watch | FBU delegates at TUC Congress

The FBU sent a delegation to the 2016 TUC Congress in Brighton to debate the issues that matter most to our members, the fire and rescue service and the trade union movement.  FBU delegate Tam McFarlane moved motion 57 - Protect our fire and rescue service - which passed overwhelmingly...

Fire service in crisis as 10,000 firefighter jobs axed

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Alarming new figures reveal that 10,000 firefighter jobs have been lost in the past six years, plunging the fire and rescue service into its worst state of crisis in decades.  In a parliamentary briefing released to all MPs, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) warns that another round of central...

England is still not prepared for major flooding diaster

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The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has branded the government’s National Flood Resilience Review, which has been published today, a “wasted opportunity”. Matt Wrack, general secretary of the FBU, said: “The government has failed to examine the full range of resilience activities during floods and...

Firefighters rescue more people than ever before, union tells MPs

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The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has today contacted every MP in the UK to spread the word that in spite of the government’s  constant ‘fires are down’ mantra which is being used to justify cuts, firefighters rescued more people over the last year than ever before.  The findings are part...

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