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Cleveland Fire Authority capitulate

On the eve of a Strike Ballot result in Cleveland Fire Service, the Fire Authority has finally seen sense and overturned unsafe proposals from the Chief Fire Officer, Mr. John Doyle (and the Chief Police and Ambulance Officers), to merge the Emergency Fire Control with the Ambulance and Police...

Fire Brigades Union members claim more pay

The Fire Brigades Union have informed the National Fire Service Employers that £21,000 is not an adequate wage for a modern firefighter. At a meeting last week (26 February), the Fire Brigades Union formally informed their national employers that firefighters and emergency fire control staff are...

FBU General Secretary is a long standing Labour Party member

The Fire Brigades Union is aware of several recent press reports claiming that Andy Gilchrist, (FBU General Secretary), is a member of the Socialist Workers Party and a supporter of the Socialist Alliance. These reports are completely untrue and as such the Fire Brigades Union wishes to state...

FBU says no to PFI

Fire Brigades Union members were today lobbying their MPs in an attempt to stop the privatisation of public services. Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control staff were in London on 4 December calling on the Government and the TUC to oppose all privatisation of the public services. The Fire...

FBU claims equal rights for retained firefighters

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Over the last two weeks an Employment Tribunal in Croydon has been hearing a number of test cases on behalf of many thousands of Fire Brigades Union Retained (part-time) firefighters. The Fire Brigades Union is claiming that their Retained members should be entitled to: A pension Sick pay...

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