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Merseyside fire service strike ballot begins

Following two phenomenal mass meetings in Merseyside yesterday (30 May 2001), in which 1,000 members unanimously called for a strike ballot, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has notified the Merseyside Fire Authority of its intention to ballot its members for strike action. The dispute is over the...

Firefighters condemn chief’s pay demand

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority will on 10 May consider a report from Chief Fire Officer Brian Robinson in which he recommends that they give him a £20,000 pay rise, bringing his salary to £130,000 per year. He is also recommending a £15,000 pay rise and a £104,000 salary for his...

Firefighters condemn fat cat pay rises

Leaders of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in London were today given details of a report being presented to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) on 10th May, from London’s Chief Fire Officer Brian Robinson, in which he recommends that they award him a pay rise of £20,000 per year...

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