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Fire chiefs slammed as figures reveal 1,000 jobs gone since merger

Fire chiefs in Scotland have been heavily criticised after it was revealed almost 1,000 posts have been axed in three years. It is now feared that lives will be put at risk because of a lack of staff. Figures from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service show 956 jobs have been cut since the service...

We need to improve planning and resources for flooding disasters

Fire engine
The FBU's general secretary has warned MPs that the fire and rescue service will never be fully prepared for large scale flooding incidents until a statutory duty is given to firefighters. Matt Wrack presented evidence to Parliament's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee ...

FBU endorse Tony Lloyd for Manchester mayoral job

Tony Lloyd with Manchester firefighters
The Fire Brigades Union have endorsed Tony Lloyd to be the next Mayor of Greater Manchester citing his firm commitment to trade union values. Lloyd, who currently serves as the region's Police and Crime Commissioner, is in a tightly run race with former government ministers Andy Burnham and Ivan...

Firefighter pay capped at 1% for another year as union vows to fight on

The Fire Brigades Union has vowed to continue challenging the public sector pay cap after the government confirmed that fire and rescue service staff will receive a pay rise of just 1% for the fifth consecutive year. The FBU say the situation is untenable and that they are working with...

Firefighters rally round for colleague's sick son

Stanley with Rob
Hearts in Essex have been melted after firefighters there raised more than £20,000 for a colleague’s disabled son. Four-year-old Stanley Newman suffers from congenital muscular dystrophy, a progressive, life-limiting muscle-wasting disease which gives him a 50% chance of making it to his 16th...

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