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“Shameful” Surrey fire cuts will hurt elderly and disabled

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Surrey County Council has been accused of “discrimination”, as proposed cuts to fire and rescue service will hit elderly and disabled residents hardest. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called the revelations “shameful”. Vulnerable people are at a higher risk when a fire breaks out and require...

Firefighters reject employers’ pay proposal

Firefighters in training exercise
Firefighters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to enter into open-ended contracts. 58% of FBU members voted in the consultative ballot exceeding the threshold required for industrial action under the 2016 Trade Union Act. 97% of members rejected a controversial proposal from employers that...

Polls close in FBU pay consultation ballot

After three weeks of voting, the Fire Brigade Union’s (FBU) pay consultation closed at noon today, 8th April. The FBU held a consultative ballot asking firefighters to consider both a pay proposal from fire service employers and the union’s strategy in pay negotiations. The results will be...

Union leader condemns March to Leave

Commenting on today's March to Leave assembly outside Parliament, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said:: "The UK is in utter chaos as a result of the failings of the current government following the referendum. Theresa May should resign and there should be an immediate general election...

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...

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