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Firefighters demand no cover up on Grenfell Tower - justice for victims

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU)  has called for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster to be central to the public inquiry announced by Theresa May last week. They must be given legal representation, paid for by the government.  The FBU has also called for the inquiry to be broad...

Firefighters 100 Lottery to donate £20,000 to Grenfell Victims

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will donate £20,000 raised by its weekly Firefighters 100 lottery to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. At least 30 people, including children, have been killed in the most devastating fire in the UK for decades. Hundreds more have been made homeless. More...

Statement on Grenfell Tower fire

Following a major fire at the Grenfell Tower residential block in West London, which began in the early hours of Wednesday morning (14 June) and where a number of fatalities have been confirmed, the Fire Brigades Union released the following statement from general secretary Matt Wrack. “People...

Firefighters call for an immediate end to the pay freeze

As Theresa May suggests she intends to bring an end to austerity, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is calling for immediate action including a specific pledge to put an end to the misery of the seven year pay freeze that has impacted on firefighters and other public services...

Firefighters' union welcomes a long awaited change of direction

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is hoping Theresa May’s disastrous election result will mean the end to a round of cuts that, had they continued, would have cut fire and rescue service funding in half over a decade.  Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the FBU, said: “Millions of voters...

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