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FBU statement on Mike Dowden evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Commenting on the testimony given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry by Watch Manager Mike Dowden, Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack said:   “Watch Manager Mike Dowden has shown himself to be a very honest man. He has answered all questions to the best of his ability. He...

Campaign launch to halt cuts to Merseyside Fire and Rescue

What: Launch of anti-cuts campaign in Merseyside Where: The Boardroom, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool L3 8EF When: 6:30pm, Friday 29 June 2018 A campaign is being launched by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) to stop alarming budget cuts to Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service which...

Responding to Dr Lane's evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Responding to evidence given to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry today (18 June) by Dr Barbara Lane, Fire Brigades Union (FBU) general secretary Matt Wrack said: “Dr Lane explained how the principles of fire protection work in high rise residential buildings and how the stay put policy arises from...

FBU conference flotilla donation

The Fire Brigades Union has held a collection for the Freedom Flotilla Campaign which aims to donate boats to the fishers’ union in Gaza. The organisation has four boats, one of which is currently in port at Shoreham just outside Brighton where the union is holding its annual conference. The...

FBU reaction comment to police investigation over use of stay put

Reacting to the announcement that the Metropolitan Police are opening an investigation into the use of the stay put policy at the Grenfell Tower fire Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “Grenfell firefighters were dealing with an unprecedented situation that nobody had prepared for and...

Corbyn attacks government's lack of action a year after Grenfell

  Jeremy Corbyn today (5 June) accused the Government of failing to learn any lessons in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, despite the first anniversary of the anniversary happening next week. Mr Corbyn told the Fire Brigades Union annual conference in Brighton: “People are still...

Reaction to today's (4 June) evidence from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Reacting to reports out of today's (4 June) hearings at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said: “It is clear that from the earliest accounts of the night that firefighters faced an unprecedented catastrophe and they responded by going above and beyond the call of...

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