Policies agreed at the annual conference of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), dating back to 1975, can be found on this page.


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Manchester Arena attack

Year: 2018 (Emergency motion remitted)

Conference remembers the twenty two people murdered at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017, and also the many people injured and affected by the events of that night. Conference welcomes The...


Year: 2018 (Emergency motion remitted)

On Thursday 31 May 2018, the Auditor General for Scotland released her report into the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS). The report included the following recommendations to:

Stop Israel's repression of Gaza

Year: 2018 (Emergency motion)

Conference condemns the killing and wounding of hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) in recent months, culminating in the terrible slaughter during May. The union...

Facing attacks on collective bargaining

Year: 2018 (Emergency motion)

Conference notes the ongoing attacks that members in the West Midlands are currently facing in their trade dispute, which includes the imposition of non-NJC compliant contracts, imposition of work...

Grenfell Tower fire

Year: 2018 (04)

Conference is appalled by the Grenfell tower fire on 14 June 2017 and stands in solidarity with the victims, survivors and residents affected by it. Conference resolves to fight to ensure such a...

FBU structures and organisation

Year: 2018 (03)

Conference is proud that over the 100 years of our existence, we have sought to build a campaigning and democratic union specifically for our industry – the fire and rescue service. We continue...

Pay in the fire and rescue service

Year: 2018 (02)

The past eight years have seen huge challenges to all workers in the public sector – and to their unions – as a result of the pay freeze and unprecedented levels of cuts as a result of austerity...

Stop the rot - defending the fire and rescue service

Year: 2018 (01)

Conference notes that since 2010, the Westminster government has systematically cut central funding to fire and rescue services across the UK. The National Audit Office report, Financial...

Flexible contribution rates

Year: 2018

Conference notes that rightly the contribution rate for Control Members is set at the same level as wholetime or job share operational firefighters.

Staff who are on reduced earnings...