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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...

Firefighters furious at Blair's pay hypocrisy

Professional Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control staff from all over the United Kingdom have reacted with fury to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s reported comments that the FBU’s pay claim is totally unrealistic. Pointing to Tony Blair’s own 40% pay rise last year, which took his earnings to £...

Sir Tony Young confirms Fire Service Review is a farce

At a meeting on Monday (30/9/02) between Fire Brigades Union Officials and Sir Tony Young (a member of the Fire Service Review team), Mr. Young said: “I know absolutely nothing about the Fire Service; I have never even called them out.” He went on to say: “The Review team is not going to deliver...

FBU news briefing at Labour Party Conference

The Fire Brigades Union is holding a briefing meeting for journalists attending the Labour Party Conference at Blackpool on Sunday 29 September in the Circle Bar, The Winter Gardens, Blackpool at 3.30pm. Journalists will be briefed on the latest position on the National Fire Service dispute by...

Firefighters face ballot dilemma

52,000 Professional Firefighters & Emergency Fire Control Officers will be facing the biggest dilemma of their careers today (27 September 2002) as ballot forms will be dropping through their letterboxes asking them to vote in a ballot for a series of National Strikes in the UK Fire Service...

Government shows contempt for public safety

The Ministry of Defence this morning announced that 3,000 troops that have been trained to crew Green Goddesses in the event of a National Fire Service strike next month, have been redeployed. The FBU is led to believe that this is to prepare for attacking Iraq. This leaves the Army with only 9,...

FBU says Fire Service Review is a meaningless distraction

The government’s so-called independent review into the Fire Service will be a meaningless distraction from the current pay dispute within the Fire Service. The review will not involve the key stakeholders within the Fire Service as the Fire Brigades Union has categorically stated that they will not...

FBU sets Government a challenge

The Fire Brigades Union today released independent research from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, which sets out potential savings to the UK economy of up to £3.031 billion. The research entitiled, ‘The True Challenge’ uses the government’s own figures to show the potential savings to the UK...

Fire Service strike ballot dates

The Fire Brigades Union will be balloting its members for a series of discontinuous strikes in support of the £30,000 pay claim demanded by Professional Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control staff. Ballot papers will be sent out to the 52,000 FBU members on 27 September 2002. The ballot result...

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