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Fire Brigades Union detailed response to Grenfell phase one report

The Fire Brigades Union has welcomed the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, but has criticised the chair’s suggestion that a mass evacuation would have been straightforward on the night. The union’s detailed response to the Inquiry’s phase one report also says “personalised” criticism...

FBU re-elects Matt Wrack as general secretary

Matt Wrack has been re-elected as the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) with an overwhelming 67% of the vote. Matt was first elected in 2005. This will be his fourth term in office, elected with the highest proportion of votes in any previous FBU general secretary election...

FBU responds to HMICFRS annual report

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Today, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published their annual report.  Responding to the report, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: On the report: “This report is an utter condemnation of decades of failed government fire...

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

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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...

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