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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Facility time for brigade officials

Year: 2018

Conference recognises the increasing pressures placed upon Brigade Officials. Since the demise of the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council and national attendance standards being replaced by...

Government proposals on gender recognition act

Year: 2018

In the run up to the 2017 General Election the Conservatives made a pledge if elected to government to reform the Gender Recognition Act making it easier for Trans people to legally register in...

Work outside firefighter rolemaps

Year: 2018

Conference is concerned that the “duty to collaborate” between emergency services and Police and Crime Commissioners taking over governance of Fire and Rescue Services, will put increasing...

Duty systems

Year: 2018

Conference notes the varied nature and number of shift patterns in operation throughout the United Kingdom Fire and Rescue Services.

Furthermore, that some shift patterns exist with...

Reserves held by fire and rescue authorities

Year: 2018

Conference notes with some alarm the increase in reserves that some Fire and Rescue Services appear to be amassing. It is a cause for greater alarm that of those Fire and Rescue Services that have...

Grey book rates of pay

Year: 2018

Conference condemns the prolonged and sustained financial attacks from successive governments on the UK Fire and Rescue Services. Chief Fire Officers and Fire Authorities consistently ‘fall into...

Emergency fire controls

Year: 2018

Conference notes that the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 states that a Fire and Rescue Authority must make provision for the purpose of:

(a) extinguishing fires in its area, and...

Retaining fee

Year: 2018

Conference notes the decision made by Conference in 2009 in respect of Resolution 18 on the Retaining Fee, moved by the National Retained Committee. Conference also notes the position taken in...

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...