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A new deal for working people – rally and march

On Saturday 12 May 2018, thousands of people will march through London to demand a new deal for working people. FBU members will be among them. Real wages for workers across the UK are still lower than before the financial crash in 2018 and hardworking public servants have not received a proper...

Get your MP to sign EDM 1115 to mark Firefighters' Memorial Day 2018

The Fire Brigades Union is urging members to write to their MP to support a parliamentary motion marking Firefighters' Memorial Day 2018. Laid by former firefighter Jim Fitzpatrick MP, EDM 1115 – Firefighters' Memorial Day, 4 May 2018 calls on Parliamentarians to stand with fire crews at their...

FBU statement on Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) welcomes the publication of the Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing. There are hard lessons for all emergency services to learn in the report. The FBU has been considering the implications of what happened on the night and will review those in the light...

Historical firefighting equipment on display in Glasgow

Vintage fire engines, classic fire service uniforms and historical firefighting equipment will be on display this Wednesday (28 March) for a free one day only exhibition at St. Enoch Square, Glasgow. It is part of an event to mark 100 years since the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) was founded. In...

Firefighters' union backs walk out from Spycops inquiry

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has backed a walkout of participants from the public inquiry into undercover police spying. The action came in response to the failure of the Mitting inquiry to make any real progress in three years and the refusal of the judge chairing the inquiry, Sir John Mitting...

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