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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Emergency fire control

Year: 2018

Conference recognises the vital, lifesaving role that Members in Emergency Fire Control give to the Fire and Rescue Service. This is highlighted at incidents such as the house fire in Warminster on...

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...

Police vetting

Year: 2017

Conference instructs that the FBU must protect the terms and conditions of its Members by opposing any form of Police vetting. Vetting is a tool used by the Police to check the integrity of its...

Section 188 notice

Year: 2017

Conference demands that any future issuing of a Section 188 (dismiss and re-engage)
notifi cation, will be met with an emergency recalling of the Executive Council, where approval

National standards of fire cover

Year: 2017

It is with deep concern that Conference notes the recent statistics relating to the provision of
emergency response in many areas across the UK.

With regards to the period of...

North West fire control

Year: 2017

Conference notes with concern that North West Fire Control is not a member of the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services. North West Fire Control employs FBU...