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FBU prepared to discuss contingency plans

FBU members are prepared to discuss contingency plans with the Government in the event of a major disaster/terrorist attack occurring whilst the Fire Service is on strike. Andy Gilchrist, FBU General Secretary said: “There are currently no guarantees that our members will attend or assist any...

FBU strike ballot result

ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES: Turnout - 83% Voting Yes - 87.3% Voting No - 12.7% Spoilt Papers - 71 NORTHERN IRELAND Turnout - 81.8% Voting Yes - 96.6% Voting No - 3.4% Spoilt Papers - 1 THE FIGURE FOR THE UK MEMBERSHIP OF THE FBU IS: Turnout - 83.5% Voting Yes...

Reaction from FBU General Secretary Andy Gilchrist

“This dispute is about firefighters securing take home pay of £8.50 an hour for a 42 hour week. It is about professional pay for a multi-skilled fire and rescue service that performs a key public duty every second of the year. “The Government blocked a 16% pay offer, hijacked the pay talks and...

Safe Y campaign

As FBU members head toward the first national strike in quarter of a century, the FBU have launched a major initiative aimed at raising awareness of the potential dangers society faces without a Professional Fire Service. With the Government already admitting that fire cover during a Fire...

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