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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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