Yearly Archives: 2015

Next steps in pension age discrimination legal challenge

The Fire Brigades Union are urging members to take part in a survey identifying issues of age discrimination in fire and rescue service pensions as part of a legal challenge that the union has made against the government. An all members circular has

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Firefighters’ union launches legal challenge against government over pensions

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) announced it is mounting a legal challenge to the government over what it says are unfair pension arrangements for its members. Under new arrangements introduced on 1 April, firefighters are expected to ride fire engines,

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Video | Update from Essex as dispute escalates

Firefighters and emergency 999 control staff in Essex have been taking industrial action over plans to cut 179 firefighting jobs. Equivalent to a quarter of all frontline staff the cuts are the largest ever proposed in any one year in the

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Pensions – Campaigning continues; discussions sought with the new DCLG fire minister

Dear Brother/sister In May the FBU Annual Conference endorsed the position that the FBU campaign against the pension attack must continue. There is no doubt that the general election result was a huge setback in relation to the potential discussions

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Firefighters and 999 emergency control in Essex set to strike as managers urged to negotiate

  Firefighters and 999 emergency control staff in Essex are preparing for further strike action over huge cuts to frontline staff. Essex County Fire and Rescue Service plan to cut at least 179 full time firefighters working at frontline fire

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All members circular [0359MW] Pay: meeting of National Joint Council 3 June 2015

The FBU met with our national employers at the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services on 3 June. The agenda included a discussion on pay. As you will see from the attached NJC circular, the

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FBU oppose emergency service merger plans

The FBU has responded strongly to plans by the government to bring fire brigades under the control of police and crime commissioners in England and Wales. Commenting on news reports over mergers Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “Emergency services are completely unique in

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Conference 2015 Firefighters Response to Medical Emergencies

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Videos from conference 2015

There have been lots of updates from conference via FBUNational Youtube channel which you can find by clicking on this link    

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Test legal case victory means retired firefighters to be compensated

Thousands of retired firefighters will be compensated after a successful legal challenge found that they did not receive the lump sum in their pension that they were entitled too. A complaint to the Pensions Ombudsman that the Government Actuary’s Department

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