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Fire Service strike ballot dates

The Fire Brigades Union will be balloting its members for a series of discontinuous strikes in support of the £30,000 pay claim demanded by Professional Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control staff. Ballot papers will be sent out to the 52,000 FBU members on 27 September 2002. The ballot result...

TUC backs firefighters

The Trades Union Congress in Blackpool today unanimously supported a statement from the TUC General Council, which expressed full support for the Fire Brigades Union’s pay campaign. The statement, which was moved by TUC General Secretary, John Monks, is in stark contrast to the position taken by...

FBU says Prime Minister's comments are misleading

Fire Brigades Union members are disappointed about the misleading comments made by the Prime Minister at his press conference yesterday. Mr. Blair said that the FBU claim for a £30,000 wage for Professional firefighters and emergency fire control staff is “unrealistic”. He went on to say that if...

FBU to recall Conference

The Fire Brigades Union’s National Executive Council have today agreed to recall the Union’s Annual Conference on 12th September 2002 and will recommend a ballot for national strike action in the UK Fire Service for the first time in 25 years’. Last ditch talks today have broken down, with the...

Poll reveals strong public backing for firefighters pay claim

Seven out of ten people back the Fire Brigades Union’s pay campaign, reveals an opinion poll report published today (September 2nd). As the FBU meets with the National Fire Service Employers in last ditch talks today the poll reveals that nearly half of the British Public would support a national...

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