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Merseyside fire service strike ballot begins

Following two phenomenal mass meetings in Merseyside yesterday (30 May 2001), in which 1,000 members unanimously called for a strike ballot, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has notified the Merseyside Fire Authority of its intention to ballot its members for strike action. The dispute is over the...

Firefighters condemn chief’s pay demand

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority will on 10 May consider a report from Chief Fire Officer Brian Robinson in which he recommends that they give him a £20,000 pay rise, bringing his salary to £130,000 per year. He is also recommending a £15,000 pay rise and a £104,000 salary for his...

Firefighters condemn fat cat pay rises

Leaders of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in London were today given details of a report being presented to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) on 10th May, from London’s Chief Fire Officer Brian Robinson, in which he recommends that they award him a pay rise of £20,000 per year...

Berkshire dispute

Having achieved an 81% yes vote in the ballot for strike action yesterday, the Berkshire Brigade Committee last night unanimously rejected a derisory offer from their employers. General Secretary, Andy Gilchrist, who attended the meeting, commended the Committee on the magnificent ballot result...

Isle of wight to maintain independent emergency fire control

The Isle of Wight Fire Authority today unanimously voted to maintain an independent Emergency Fire Control for the island. The Home Office document “The Future of Fire Service Control Rooms & Communications”, recommended the merger of the Isle of Wight and Hampshire Emergency Fire Controls...

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