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Firefighters urge fire authority to reject cuts

Devon and Somerset Fire Authority must listen to residents’ concerns and reject the cuts to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said today, in an address to a fire authority meeting. The fire authority debated revised proposals, which include removing eight...

Scottish firefighters urged to reject new pay proposal

Scottish firefighters are urged to reject a new pay offer from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), after employers have failed to fully address the concerns raised by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). The new proposal comes after the initial pay offer was resoundingly rejected by firefighters...

Firefighters win back pensions in blow to government

Matt Wrack WVictory House
Over 6,000 firefighters are entitled to return to their pre-2015 pension schemes, an employment tribunal declared today, in a landmark victory for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) with implications across the public sector. This comes after the Court of Appeal ruled last December that the government’s...

Firefighters call forum to implement Grenfell inquiry recommendations

Firefighters attending Grenfell Silent Walk
Recommendations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry report must be implemented “quickly and efficiently”, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said, calling for a forum of all those needed to drive through sweeping changes to UK fire safety. The union calls for a “turning point” in UK fire safety in a...

Number of fire fatalities on the rise in Surrey

Surrey FBU rally credit Jess Hurd
The number of fire fatalities is on the rise in Surrey, the Fire Brigades Union has learned. Home Office statistics released on 14 November show that Surrey has seen the steepest rise in fire deaths in over a decade, with the number of fire-related fatalities rising from one to nine over the...

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