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FBU General Secretary is a long standing Labour Party member

The Fire Brigades Union is aware of several recent press reports claiming that Andy Gilchrist, (FBU General Secretary), is a member of the Socialist Workers Party and a supporter of the Socialist Alliance. These reports are completely untrue and as such the Fire Brigades Union wishes to state...

FBU says no to PFI

Fire Brigades Union members were today lobbying their MPs in an attempt to stop the privatisation of public services. Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control staff were in London on 4 December calling on the Government and the TUC to oppose all privatisation of the public services. The Fire...

FBU claims equal rights for retained firefighters

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Over the last two weeks an Employment Tribunal in Croydon has been hearing a number of test cases on behalf of many thousands of Fire Brigades Union Retained (part-time) firefighters. The Fire Brigades Union is claiming that their Retained members should be entitled to: A pension Sick pay...

Hampshire fire authority breaks law

An Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled, on 22 November, that Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service broke the law by victimising three firefighters for carrying out Trade Union duties. Hampshire fire service suspended one firefighter for 19 months for attempting to organise an official trade union meeting...

Merseyside Chief Fire Officer wrong again

A further dispute between the Merseyside Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the Merseyside Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Malcolm Saunders was resolved in favour of the FBU yesterday when the Adjudicator Jeremy Beech (ex-CFO of Kent Fire Brigade) ruled that Formby Fire Station in Merseyside should remain...

Fire service pay increase

The National Joint Council today has formally endorsed the Fire Service Pay Formula increase of 3.9 per cent. This is as a result of negotiations between the Fire Brigades Union and the Fire Service Employers. A full breakdown of the figures will be sent out shortly. However, for the Qualified...

FBU calls for measured response to terrorist attacks

Speaking at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton today, Andy Gilchrist, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, called for a measured response to the recent terrorist attacks. Moving an Emergency Motion on the recent attacks in America Andy Gilchrist, who has just returned from the USA...

FBU mourns loss of American firefighters

The Fire Brigades Union and its members extend their sympathies and condolences to the friends and families of all those who died in the recent tragedy in America. In particular our thoughts are with the families, friends and comrades of our brothers and sisters in the Fire Service who have...

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