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Video: Firefighters tell MPs to put safety first

Firefighters at Westminster cathedral
Around 200 FBU activists from across the UK took to Westminster on 29 November 2016 to demand that cuts to the fire service stop and the safety of firefighters is prioritised.  The lobby comes after the union published a 90-page report into the death of firefighter Stephen Hunt who was...

Firefighters 100 Lottery - additional £2000 bonus Christmas draw

The Firefighters 100 Lottery is pleased to announce that on Saturday 17 December there will be a bonus prize draw with a chance to win £2000. This bonus prize has been donated to the lottery by an anonymous benefactor. This prize is in addition to the three guaranteed cash prizes that will be...

Video | FBU launches new online shop

The FBU has launched a new official online merchandise shop. The shop has been set up to allow members and supporters of the union to purchase high quality, value for money and ethically sourced official merchandise all year round at the click of a button. Payment can be made by all major...

Pensions: video update on legal challenge

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) are challenging the government in court over the transitional protection arrangements it introduced as part of the imposed 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme. The FBU believes the changes to the pension are discriminatory on age grounds.  In this video update,...

Former firefighter awarded compensation for mesothelioma

A retired member of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has been awarded compensation after developing the asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma. The 80-year-old man worked as a firefighter between 1959 and 1989 where he would attend to fires in schools, factories and offices. Some of the...

FBU offers condolences to tram crash victims

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has offered its condolences to the victims of today’s (9 Nov) tram crash in Croydon, south London which has so far claimed the lives of seven people. Over 70 firefighters from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) have been at the scene all day utilising eight fire engines and...

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