Pay consultation 2019 - questions and answers


Q. Why is the FBU balloting members on the proposal? A. Fire service employers have tabled an offer on pay. However, it comes with no guarantees from central government that they will fund the increase. The offer has so many open-ended strings that it would permit a fragmented free-for-all for...

Employers' letter on pay proposal

4th March 2019 Dear Matt, I write further to the discussion at the NJC meeting on 19th February to set out the Employers’ thinking on taking matters forward with regard to discussions on broadening the role of the firefighter. At the meeting I indicated that the employers’ intended to...

Employers' pay proposal

NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL FOR LOCAL AUTHORITY FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES ‘Broadening the role’ agreement – xx xx 2019 DRAFT AGREEMENT 1. The National Joint Council made the following commitment: “Both Sides commit to work jointly on changes identified by each Side to ensure that there is a pay...

Fire & Rescue Service Matters - December 2018 | Fire incidents on the rise as firefighter numbers are drastically cut


In 2017-18 fire and rescue services in England attended just under 170,000 fire incidents – a 3% increase since last year; during the past five years - total fire incidents has plateaued. Non-fire incidents have seen a large increase with firefighters responding to over 170,000 incidents - a...

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