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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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...

Trade Union Act

Year: 2017 (Executive council policy statement)

On 4 May 2016 the Trade Union Act received royal assent. The FBU strongly opposes the Act, which adds to some of the most restrictive anti-union laws in Europe. The union made detailed submissions...

Apprenticeships in the fire and rescue service

Year: 2017 (Executive council policy statement )


In 2015 the UK government launched a consultation for an all-UK apprenticeship programme. All employers with a pay bill which exceeds £3 million will need to invest...

Police and Crime Commissioners

Year: 2017 ((Executive council policy statement))

On 31 January 2017, the Policing and Crime Act received royal assent and became law in England. FBU policy, as set down at the 2015 conference and in subsequent Executive Council papers, including...

Firefighters pay

Year: 2017 ((Executive council policy statement))

Firefighters’ pay is a fundamental issue for FBU members and of the utmost importance to the union. UK-wide national pay and conditions with collective bargaining through the National Joint...

Control staff retirement age

Year: 2017

As members of the Local Government Pension Scheme, control staff are currently required to work until they reach state pension age, which from December 2018 will start to increase for both men and...

Additional salary pensionability

Year: 2017

In light of the Norman v Cheshire judgement, Conference calls for the Executive Council to undertake a review of all additional salary paid for any shifts in relation to their pensionability. The...

Safety in numbers

Year: 2017

Conference agrees that it is a key principle of our Union to defend health and safety standards within the Fire and Rescue Service. Increasingly the safety of our Members and that of our...

Develop a policy to minimise the effects of toxins

Year: 2017

Conference instructs the Executive Council to develop a defi nitive policy using all available UK and international research data which will assist local offi cials in negotiations aimed at...