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Firefighters launch Grenfell: Never Again campaign

Grenfell Tower wrapped in covering
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) called today for urgent action on a range of fire and building safety issues to prevent another Grenfell, launching a campaign with the Daily Mirror. On the second anniversary of the tragedy, action to prevent a similar fire has been wholly insufficient, with little to...

Firefighters send message of solidarity to Interserve workers

Firefighters from across the UK send a message of solidarity and support to Interserve Workers taking further industrial action this coming week. We have been appalled at the company’s refusal to negotiate on a whole range of issues such as sick pay, contractual changes and redundancies. Once...

Government complacency risks another Grenfell

Grenfell Tower wrapped in covering
Nearly two years since the Grenfell tragedy in which 72 people lost their lives, the government has done nothing to adequately prepare fire and rescue services for a similar incident.   New evidence reveals a postcode lottery of preparedness across the country, with some fire services...

Surrey firefighters lobby MPs for funding

Photo credit: Stefano Cagnoni
Firefighters decamped to Westminster to meet with MPs last week, securing the support of Shadow Fire Minister Karen Lee, Jo Stevens and Graham Morris, who spent time discussing the planned cuts and pledged to campaign for fairer funding for the service. The lobby of Parliament follows the...

Firefighters protest prison for rescuing refugees

Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldan credit Paco Puentes
UK firefighters will protest outside the Italian embassy in London today, on Europe Day, in support of a Spanish firefighter facing prison for rescuing refugees. Fire Brigades Union (FBU) activists will call on the Italian government to drop its investigation and end its anti-migrant crusade....

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