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Merseyside fire talks break down

Firefighters, Fire Officers and Emergency Fire Control staff in Merseyside are now set to begin strike action at 0900 hours on Friday 13 July, for a period of eight days after last ditch talks on 10 July broke down. FBU General Secretary Andy Gilchrist and President Mick Harper both travelled up...

Fire Brigades Union national demonstration

Firefighters, Fire Officers and Emergency Fire Control Staff from all over the United Kingdom will be demonstrating in Liverpool on Friday 13 July in support of striking FBU members in Merseyside. The demonstrators will assemble at Kings Dock, Liverpool at 12.30 pm and will set off at...

Merseyside fire strike to begin

Officers, Emergency Fire Control Staff and Firefighters in Merseyside have today voted in favour of strike action by a 82.7% majority. The first strike has been called by the General Secretary from 09.00 hours on Friday 13 July 2001 until 09.00 hours Saturday 21 July 2001 and will mean that...

Fire Brigades Union retains links with the labour party

Contrary to several press reports recently, the Fire Brigades Union wish to make clear that we have not severed any links with the Labour Party. A motion was passed at our Annual Conference in May this year, which called for the Union to have a debate on the issue at next year’s Conference (May...

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...

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