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Union to appeal pensions verdict

After a meeting with its legal representatives today (Thursday, 23 Feb), the Fire Brigades Union 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...

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'

Firefighter in helmet
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...

FBU deeply disappointed at pensions ruling

The Employment Tribunal decision concerning the transitional arrangements for the 2015 Firefighter’s Pension Scheme has been handed down. The Tribunal concluded that these arrangements did not discriminate on the grounds of age, sex or race. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will consider the...

Calls for full disclosure of police spying amid cover up claims

FBU activists
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has demanded that the Metropolitan Police Service hand over all of its files concerning the surveillance of union members and officials, after it was revealed that police have destroyed records relating to spying on politicians and campaigners. The call comes in the...

Win an iPad Pro with the Firefighters 100 Lottery

The Firefighters 100 Lottery was launched at the end of 2016 to support firefighters, bereaved families and the firefighting profession. FBU members have played a pivotal role in promoting the lottery and helping it to become as successful as it has been. In recognition of this all tickets...

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