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FBU news briefing at Labour Party Conference

The Fire Brigades Union is holding a briefing meeting for journalists attending the Labour Party Conference at Blackpool on Sunday 29 September in the Circle Bar, The Winter Gardens, Blackpool at 3.30pm. Journalists will be briefed on the latest position on the National Fire Service dispute by...

Firefighters face ballot dilemma

52,000 Professional Firefighters & Emergency Fire Control Officers will be facing the biggest dilemma of their careers today (27 September 2002) as ballot forms will be dropping through their letterboxes asking them to vote in a ballot for a series of National Strikes in the UK Fire Service...

Government shows contempt for public safety

The Ministry of Defence this morning announced that 3,000 troops that have been trained to crew Green Goddesses in the event of a National Fire Service strike next month, have been redeployed. The FBU is led to believe that this is to prepare for attacking Iraq. This leaves the Army with only 9,...

FBU says Fire Service Review is a meaningless distraction

The government’s so-called independent review into the Fire Service will be a meaningless distraction from the current pay dispute within the Fire Service. The review will not involve the key stakeholders within the Fire Service as the Fire Brigades Union has categorically stated that they will not...

FBU sets Government a challenge

The Fire Brigades Union today released independent research from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, which sets out potential savings to the UK economy of up to £3.031 billion. The research entitiled, ‘The True Challenge’ uses the government’s own figures to show the potential savings to the UK...

Fire Service strike ballot dates

The Fire Brigades Union will be balloting its members for a series of discontinuous strikes in support of the £30,000 pay claim demanded by Professional Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control staff. Ballot papers will be sent out to the 52,000 FBU members on 27 September 2002. The ballot result...

TUC backs firefighters

The Trades Union Congress in Blackpool today unanimously supported a statement from the TUC General Council, which expressed full support for the Fire Brigades Union’s pay campaign. The statement, which was moved by TUC General Secretary, John Monks, is in stark contrast to the position taken by...

FBU says Prime Minister's comments are misleading

Fire Brigades Union members are disappointed about the misleading comments made by the Prime Minister at his press conference yesterday. Mr. Blair said that the FBU claim for a £30,000 wage for Professional firefighters and emergency fire control staff is “unrealistic”. He went on to say that if...

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