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Firefighters honour fallen colleagues on Firefighters’ Memorial Day

On 4 May, firefighters, MPs and the public came together for Firefighters’ Memorial Day to remember the firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. At midday, on-duty firefighters across the UK stood outside their fire stations for a minute’s silence and sounded sirens in honour...

WE NEED YOU: FBU explores pension compensation claims

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is looking at potential compensation claims for members who suffered unlawful age discrimination following the 2015 attacks on firefighter pensions. The union is asking all affected members who did not file a claim in 2015 to register on the FBU website. The action...

Firefighters to take government to court over pension ‘robbery’

Firefighters lobbying in Westminster Photo credit © Hazel Dunlop
Fire Brigades Union being supported by POA, PCS, and GMB.  The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), along with three other unions (POA, PCS, and GMB), has filed court proceedings over the government’s withholding of improved pension benefits from hundreds of firefighters and hundreds of thousands...