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Firefighters in Scotland force new pay offer

Firefighters in Scotland have forced their employer back to the drawing board, after raising serious concerns about their latest pay, terms and conditions offer. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will now consider improving its offer, after facing serious criticism from members of the...

Manchester firefighters lobby MPs at Westminster

Manchester firefighters and FBU members lobby HoC 2 July 2019
Over thirty Manchester firefighters took their fight to Parliament today to lobby MPs against Mayor Andy Burnham’s proposed cuts to Greater Manchester fire and rescue service. The lobby comes amidst news that the Mayor’s office is considering deferring one small part of the cuts until the next...

Firefighters’ union wins landmark pensions case

Photo credit: Stefano Cagnoni
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has secured a major victory in its long-running dispute with the Government over changes made to firefighters’ pensions in 2015. The Supreme Court has refused the government’s application for permission to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling which it lost in December....

Rescue Suffolk fire service, firefighters demand

Suffolk firefighters today launch a campaign to save their fire and rescue service from risking public safety, after funding cuts have left Suffolk’s fire cover worse than in neighbouring counties. The #RescueSuffolkFire campaign calls for an end to the erosion of fire cover and emergency response...

Photo competition 2019

Photo of a BA trainer looking worn out
We’re looking for a powerful, intriguing or educational photograph to be hung at the union’s head office demonstrating what working in the modern fire and rescue service is all about. Our sponsors College Hill have kindly offered a first prize of £500 for the winner and two runners up...

Firefighters launch Grenfell: Never Again campaign

Grenfell Tower wrapped in covering
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) called today for urgent action on a range of fire and building safety issues to prevent another Grenfell, launching a campaign with the Daily Mirror. On the second anniversary of the tragedy, action to prevent a similar fire has been wholly insufficient, with little to...

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