The Grenfell Tower fire: Background to an atrocity


The Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 was one of the most appalling tragedies of recent times and one which I and others have described as an atrocity. This is the worst fire in terms of fi re deaths within living memory in the UK. Police announced in November 2017 that 71 victims had been...

Labour Party democracy review


The Labour Party have recently gone through a review process that has looked at Party democracy. This was an extensive review and sought submissions from members, CLPs and affiliates alike. The Executive Council has held several discussions around this, and felt it was important that the FBU...

A short introduction to firefighting in London


As the Grenfell Tower Inquiry got under way the FIre Brigades Union thought it helpful to create a brief guide to introduce reporters to firefighting terms. You can download the briefing via this page. 

Alerter magazine, summer 2018


The Fire Brigades Union has won another significant legal victory for retained firefighters and you can read all about it in the latest edition of Alerter magazine. Fire Authority's must now treat all elements of pay that make up a retained firefighter's salary as pensionable. This include the...

Firefighter magazine, June/July 2018


This month's Firefighter magazine reports from the annual FBU conference where the Grenfell Tower fire took centre stage during a debate hailed as one of the most poweruful in union history. Read up on the debate and the other key moments from conference. Elsewhere in the magazine Dave Green...

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