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Union to appeal pensions verdict

After a meeting with its legal representatives, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said it will appeal last week's employment tribunal verdict that the transitional arrangements for the 2015 Firefighters' Pension Scheme did not discriminate on age, race or sex. An all members circular...

Video: Union vows to fight on for pension justice

In a video update Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, has vowed that the union will continue its fight for pension justice after an employment tribunal concluded the transitional arrangements for the 2015 Firefighters' Pension Scheme did not discriminate on the grounds of age, sex or race. The...

Flooding duty ‘straightforward’ to enact

firefighters rescuing a dog from flooding
A minor change in government legislation would improve the fire and rescue service’s response to flooding in England, an FBU report has concluded. In a submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA), the union says ministers could award firefighters a statutory duty to...

Fire authority has 'failed in it's duty to safeguard the public'

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Avon Fire Authority has been accused of prioritising a balanced budget over public safety as they axe over 50 firefighter posts. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said that the authority has failed to adequately plan for local fire risks in their Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP), which...

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