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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Audit of part-time workers conditions

Year: 2018

Conference tasks the Executive Council to undertake an audit of UK Fire and Rescue Services to ascertain to what extent that each is complying with their legal requirements under part-time workers...

Police Collaboration

Year: 2018

Conference is extremely concerned at the Conservative Party policy of allowing Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to run Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs).

This policy is an attack...

Fire and rescue service apprenticeships

Year: 2018

Conference notes that increasing numbers of Fire Services are looking to adopt apprenticeship schemes leading to direct entry into a firefighter role. While this is an opportunity to secure and...

Far-right extremism

Year: 2018

Conference notes with concern the rise of far-right extremist groups and individuals who openly promote division and hatred within our communities. Lessons of the past must be learned and the FBU...

Pay strategy

Year: 2018

Conference notes the following:

i) The Executive Council Policy Statement on ‘Firefighters Pay’ 2017, in particular the part which states:

2. "The union will launch a...

Condemnation of the treatment of the Rohingya people

Year: 2018

Conference is appalled at the alleged state sponsored violence, oppression and human rights breaches against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The treatment of the Rohingya people is described by...

Cuba blockade

Year: 2018

Conference notes with concern the renewed vigour which the Trump administration has put to the illegal and racist blockade of Cuba.

Conference further notes that in October...

Maternity pay and conditions

Year: 2018

Conference is disappointed to have to raise this once again, the subject of the basic levels of maternity pay provided in most UK Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs). The issue of discrepancies across...

Mandatory reselection

Year: 2018

As the FBU is again affiliated to the Labour Party, it is essential that the FBUs position on Labour Party policy is made clear.


Conference condemns any Labour Party Member...