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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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...

Trade union facilities (full-time employees)

Year: 2018

Conference notes Section 4, Part C, Paragraph 28 of the Grey Book (as amended by CIRCULAR NJC/04/11) which states:

“28. Where a part-time employee (including an...


Year: 2018

Conference notes with some concern that one of the least attended courses on our national education programme are the Fairness at Work and Equality courses. This has led to one of those courses...

Shift duty system

Year: 2018

Conference notes there are currently a large variety of different shift duty systems being worked throughout UK Fire and Rescue Services. Some of these duty systems comply with Section 4, Part A,...

Social media training

Year: 2018

Conference recognises that this Union has adopted social media as a tool for campaigning at a national level.

Conference applauds a number of local FBU Brigade Committees that have...

Grey book redeployment

Year: 2018

Conference notes the worrying lack of Grey Book redeployment opportunities both locally and nationally for Members who are no longer able to maintain their physical fitness.


Political engagement strategy

Year: 2018

Conference recognises the importance of political campaigning and the need for this Union to be as active as possible within the Labour Party.

Conference calls on the Executive...


Year: 2018

Conference notes Emergency Resolution 4 – Firefighter Pensions in the Aftermath of the General Election, passed by Conference 2015.

Conference further notes the inequity in actuarial...

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Year: 2018

The impact of sexual harassment in the workplace can have a damaging effect on the recipient’s mental and physical health, often resulting in poor performance and attendance at work. The cost to...