Yearly Archives: 2016

The government is trying to take away your right to free or affordable legal representation if you’re injured

Currently… If you are injured and it’s not your fault any legal fees, for a lawyer to fight for you to get back any wages you have lost and damages for your injuries, are paid by the person responsible for your

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Use of Silent Witness Footage ICO Complaint

WYFRS has recently used Silent witness footage, we believe, outside of the guidelines provided by the Information Commissioners Office. Details are shown below.   WYFRS policy states the intention of the scheme in policy as follows b) CCTV systems mounted on

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2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme: Transitional Protection Update November 2016

We have previously reported in various circulars, short films and via social media etc that the FBU is currently challenging government in relation to the transitional protection it introduced as part of imposing the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.  The listing

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Thomas review paints an unrecognisable picture of the fire and rescue service

  03Nov Thomas review paints an unrecognisable picture of the fire and rescue service 03 November 2016  Government The Adrian Thomas review into working conditions of the fire and rescue service has been published some 20 months after its completion. The Fire

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North Yorks fire authority has seven days to avert industrial action ballot

North Yorkshire Combined Fire Authority have seven days to avert firefighters in North Yorkshire voting for the first time ever locally on whether to take industrial action over a series of cutbacks that will result in fire crews taking up

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New Online FBU Shop

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Introductory Branch Officials & Handling Members’ Problems

This course “Introductory Branch Officials & Handling Members’ Problems” has been designed by FBU Head Office Education & the TUC Education Service to help Branch Officials improve their skills, update their knowledge and gain confidence as local Officials to organise

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The Guardian – Firefighters are by your side through fire and flood. Our thanks? The threat of being sacked

 Greater Manchester’s fire service has already had to make £28m in cuts and the government is imposing a further £14.4m over the next four years. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo When you’re a firefighter standing in front of a burning house,

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New lottery to support families of firefighters killed in action

  30Sep New lottery to support families of firefighters killed in action 30 September 2016 A new weekly lottery, The Firefighters 100 Lottery is being launched tomorrow (1 October) to help support the families of firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line

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Fire service withdraws proposals to sack its entire workforce

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has welcomed Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s (GMFRS) announcement today that it is not now planning to sack its 1250 strong firefighter workforce. The service withdrew its plans to issue Section 188 notices that would

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