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No-deal Brexit would be disastrous, firefighters warn

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has today condemned the disastrous consequences of a no-deal Brexit for firefighters, other workers, and the UK economy, and called for a general election to resolve the deadlock. The union is concerned that in a ‘no-deal Brexit’, the UK may instead be subject to...

New report reveals Grenfell complacency, firefighters say

No fire safety report was commissioned for the final Grenfell cladding refurbishment plans, an earlier report published by Inside Housing has revealed. The news "sheds further light on the complacent attitude towards resident safety shown by the council, the Westminster government, and...

Firefighters warn of unsafe cuts in Tyne and Wear

Firefighters expressed both shock and anger at the announcement from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority (TWFRA) that due to government cuts to the tune of £3.6m they intend to make further cuts to an already dangerously depleted service. At a fire authority meeting this week they agreed to a...

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