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FBU mourns loss of American firefighters

The Fire Brigades Union and its members extend their sympathies and condolences to the friends and families of all those who died in the recent tragedy in America. In particular our thoughts are with the families, friends and comrades of our brothers and sisters in the Fire Service who have...

More financial waste by CFO Saunders

Two Merseyside firefighters have concluded lengthy legal battles to be awarded their ill health pensions. Both firefighters were medically unfit for duty and should have been retired but retirement and payment of pensions owing had been delayed, in one case for almost two years. Mr. Brian Carter...

Fire strike talks resume

FBU General Secretary Andy Gilchrist, will travel to Liverpool on Monday 23 July to meet representatives of the Merseyside Fire Authority to discuss the first formal offer made. The FBU National Executive is due to meet in Liverpool on Tuesday 24 July at 11.00 am at the Atlantic Thistle Hotel...

Fire chief steals caravans

Police officers and security guards acting on the instructions of the Chief Fire Officer Malcolm Saunders last night forcibly removed caravans from the forecourts of Crosby and Kirkdale Fire Stations. In an inflammatory action last night the Chief Officer has entrenched the dispute further....

Army Green Goddesses not coping in Merseyside

The Army Green Goddesses in Merseyside are not responding to all emergency calls. The Fire Brigades Union, working with the Chief Fire Officer’s figures, estimates that only 30% of emergency calls are receiving a response from the Green Goddesses; the other 70% of calls are not being attended....

Merseyside fire strike solid

Firefighters, officers and emergency fire control staff in Merseyside walked out on strike this morning at 0900 hours for a period of 8 consecutive days. The strike is 100 per cent solid across the whole of the area. Merseyside Chief Fire Officer, Malcolm Saunders, is claiming that the dispute...

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