Yearly Archives: 2014

FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack updates members on the developments since parliamentary debate.

Following an incredible political campaign over Firefighter pensions by the FBU and its members, which resulted in a debate and vote in the House of Commons which was attended by hundreds of firefighters in uniform. FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack

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The demonstration in Aylesbury for Ricky Matthews sacked for taking legitimate strike action

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Industrial Action

By now we are sure you are all aware of the recent announcement of strike action. The 4 days of strike will run from 18:00 on Friday 31st October until 18:00 on Tuesday 4th November. It is extremely disappointing that

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Pension Latest – Outrage!

Executive Council interim statement – 23 October 2014 This statement is issued to update FBU members on the latest discussions with Penny Mordaunt, DCLG Fire Minister. The Executive Council is still in session and will be discussing our next steps this

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 Latest: Meetings with DCLG Fire Minister FBU members will be aware that a meeting took place with Penny Mordaunt, DCLG Fire Minister, on Friday 22 August.  The details of this meeting were subsequently reported to and discussed at the Executive

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Survey on Terms & Conditions

All members need to be aware that the DCLG survey that is going out, does not have the approval of the FBU and the advice from the EC is that members should not participate in the survey! The All Members

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LETTER FROM DCLG FIRE MINISTER TO ALL FIREFIGHTERS IN ENGLAND By now you will probably have seen a letter from Penny Mordaunt, the Fire Minister at DCLG, dated 31 July 2014, addressed to all Firefighters in England.   This short

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Latest Industrial Action & ASOS

The dates and times below are for the latest periods of strike action and action short of strike! Commencing 9th August 2014 from 12.00 hours until 9th August 2014 at 14.00 hrs – strike action. Commencing 9th August 2014 from 14.00 hours until

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Matt Wrack to visit Leeds and Wakefield

The FBU General Secretary, Matt Wrack, will be in Leeds on Saturday 3rd May, speaking at the Trades Council May Day Rally at Victoria Gardens in the city centre. The march and rally starts at 11:30am and many FBU members

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Industrial Action Information

Members should be aware that the FBU in West Yorkshire have made no agreement with WYFRS management regarding remaining on the fireground. This has been recently stated in an email to stations from management. Should an incident run on, into

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