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FBU strike ballot result

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES: Turnout - 83% Voting Yes - 87.3% Voting No - 12.7% Spoilt Papers - 71 NORTHERN IRELAND Turnout - 81.8% Voting Yes - 96.6% Voting No - 3.4% Spoilt Papers - 1 THE FIGURE FOR THE UK MEMBERSHIP OF THE FBU IS: Turnout - 83.5% Voting Yes...

Reaction from FBU General Secretary Andy Gilchrist

“This dispute is about firefighters securing take home pay of £8.50 an hour for a 42 hour week. It is about professional pay for a multi-skilled fire and rescue service that performs a key public duty every second of the year. “The Government blocked a 16% pay offer, hijacked the pay talks and...

Safe Y campaign

As FBU members head toward the first national strike in quarter of a century, the FBU have launched a major initiative aimed at raising awareness of the potential dangers society faces without a Professional Fire Service. With the Government already admitting that fire cover during a Fire...

Firefighters furious at Blair's pay hypocrisy

Professional Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control staff from all over the United Kingdom have reacted with fury to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s reported comments that the FBU’s pay claim is totally unrealistic. Pointing to Tony Blair’s own 40% pay rise last year, which took his earnings to £...

Sir Tony Young confirms Fire Service Review is a farce

At a meeting on Monday (30/9/02) between Fire Brigades Union Officials and Sir Tony Young (a member of the Fire Service Review team), Mr. Young said: “I know absolutely nothing about the Fire Service; I have never even called them out.” He went on to say: “The Review team is not going to deliver...

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