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Union urges firefighters to reject unrestricted contract

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has recommended that firefighters reject an offer to expand their role without any restrictions on the specific nature of their work. The union has been in discussions with fire service employers, exploring the ways in which the fire service role has already changed...

Government “sneaks through” 15% cut to fire service

The Westminster government will cut fire and rescue service funding in England by 15% over the next year, analysis from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has found, despite claiming that “austerity is over”. Firefighters warn that the government is refusing to learn the lessons of the Grenfell Tower...

FBU responds following Channel 4 Dispatches on Grenfell

The Fire Brigades Union will be looking in detail at the issues raised by Channel 4 Dispatches Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? Commenting on the programme, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “It’s absolutely right that the bereaved, residents and survivors ask the difficult...

FBU responds to upcoming Channel 4 Dispatches on Grenfell

Firefighters attending Grenfell Silent Walk
On Monday 18 February, Channel 4 Dispatches will air a programme titled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? The FBU has not yet seen the programme, but understands that it will be highly critical of the London Fire Brigade's response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Ahead of the programme's...

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