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 from Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, concludes: "Our legal advisors remain confident that we have strong legal arguments and a strong basis for an appeal. I can therefore confirm that we have instructed our lawyers to start the process of appealing the judgement of the Employment Tribunal. The Executive Council had previously agreed this position subject to the meeting with the legal team. The union will not give up the fight for pension’s justice."

Read the circular in full here.

Watch a video update on the pensions challenge below. Please note this video was filmed before today's news that the FBU will appeal the case.

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