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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

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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...

#BackCorbyn in the Labour leadership contest

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Firefighters are being urged to vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the upcoming leadership election of the Labour party as the Fire Brigades Union believe he is by far the best candidate for firefighters, for the fire and rescue service and for working people in general. FBU members who pay into both the...

New mental health guide launched for reps

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Earlier this year, the mental health charity Mind reported that 30% of firefighters have contemplated taking their own lives. Now, the Fire Brigades Union has produced a new guide for union reps to help them understand and support those suffering from mental health issues in the workplace. The...

Video: What now after the EU vote?

Firefighters surveying scene
Working people must have a seat at the table when negotiations begin over the UK’s withdrawal from Europe, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union has said. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container...

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