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FBU statement on conclusion of evidence to GTI: Friday 29 June

Reacting to today's (29 June) developments at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, a Fire Brigades Union spokesperson said:  “Both Daniel Brown and David Badillo presented themselves in the best possible manner to the Inquiry demonstrating dedication and professionalism in the face of an...

Firefighter strike over new contracts on hold for now

Firefighters in the West Midlands have called off planned strike action after the fire service employer agreed to halt the introduction of controversial contracts for new entrants, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said.    However, the union said the development did not mean that...

FBU statement on Mike Dowden evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Commenting on the testimony given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry by Watch Manager Mike Dowden, Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack said:   “Watch Manager Mike Dowden has shown himself to be a very honest man. He has answered all questions to the best of his ability. He...

Campaign launch to halt cuts to Merseyside Fire and Rescue

What: Launch of anti-cuts campaign in Merseyside Where: The Boardroom, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool L3 8EF When: 6:30pm, Friday 29 June 2018 A campaign is being launched by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) to stop alarming budget cuts to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service which...

Responding to Dr Lane's evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Responding to evidence given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry today (18 June) by Dr Barbara Lane, Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack said: “Dr Lane explained how the principles of fire protection work in high rise residential buildings and how the stay put policy arises from...

FBU conference flotilla donation

The Fire Brigades Union has held a collection for the Freedom Flotilla Campaign which aims to donate boats to the fishers’ union in Gaza. The organisation has four boats, one of which is currently in port at Shoreham just outside Brighton where the union is holding its annual conference. The...

FBU reaction comment to police investigation over use of stay put

Reacting to the announcement that the Metropolitan Police are opening an investigation into the use of the stay put policy at the Grenfell Tower fire Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “Grenfell firefighters were dealing with an unprecedented situation that nobody had prepared for and...

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