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Firefighters in Scotland reject pay offer

Pay ballot Scotland graphic
Firefighters in Scotland have rejected a pay offer that would have led to them taking on significant areas of health and social care work. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) rejected the offer from their employer, voting by a margin of 60% to 40% on an 81% turnout. The Scottish Fire and...

Safer, stronger, together

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has launched exciting new membership recruitment tools for use by officials, including a presentation and membership pack. The tools have been designed using feedback from new recruits who shared their experiences of their own initial recruitment sessions. A task...

FBU backs Rebecca Long-Bailey for Labour Leader

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has backed Rebecca Long-Bailey as the next leader of the Labour Party, cementing her place on the ballot of Labour members. The FBU wrote to all candidates asking for their views on the fire and rescue service, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, repealing anti-trade union...

Follow Grenfell investigation right to the top, firefighters say

FBU Barrister Martin Seaward
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry must look at the decades of deregulation that allowed fire safety at Grenfell to be undermined, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said today in its opening submission to phase 2 of the inquiry. The union outlined three factors that rendered the UK’s regulatory regime...

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...

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