Yearly Archives: 2018

Government measures on combustible cladding do not go far enough, say firefighters

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, has changed the law to allow local councils to remove cladding from some buildings. The regulations, laid last week, mark the first change to fire safety legislation since

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BONFIRE NIGHT WARNING AFTER LOSS OF NEARLY 500 FIREFIGHTERS – ATTACKS ON FIREFIGHTERS INCREASE BY A QUARTER IN 12 MONTHS

The public must show extra caution with fireworks and bonfires after the loss of 500 firefighters in England in the last year has left services struggling, their union said. In a safety warning issued ahead of bonfire night, the Fire

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PLAQUE FOR FORGOTTEN BLITZ HERO TO BE UNVEILED IN LEEDS

A plaque is to be unveiled at a historic fire station this Saturday in memory of a Leeds firefighter who lost his life defending the city from air-raid fires during the Second World War. Solomon Belinsky, a Russian-born upholsterer from

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Invitation to Women Trade Union Officers Network meeting – 28 Sept 2018

The TUC Yorkshire & Humber’s Equalities Forum will be convening an initial network meeting of Women Trade Union Officials from 10.15 – 12.15, at Dewsbury Town Hall, on 28 September 2018. This year, the TUC celebrates its 150th anniversary and

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WYFBU to celebrate 100 year history

2018 is the centenary year for the Fire Brigades Union and is celebrating by hosting events up and down the country. West Yorkshire will be celebrating in conjunction with the ‘Old Fire Station’, previously Gipton fire station, by jointly hosting

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WYFBU celebrate Leeds Pride

This Sunday  (5th August) saw Leeds celebrate the LGBT community with the biggest ever PRIDE event in Yorkshire. FBU officials and their families joined in the parade with colleagues from WYFRS in what was a very enjoyable day. Here’s hoping

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CFO and FBU to collaborate on firefighters pay

Following the all members circular sent to members last week regarding pay, Dave Williams (WY Brigade Secretary), spoke to the Chief about some concerns he had about it on Monday and he requested if he could address the Brigade Committee

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Firefighters pay discussions

The Executive Council met following receipt of a letter from the employers setting out a proposal in relation to pay. After discussion, the Executive Council agreed the following statement and recommendation. Pay: Executive Council recommendation The Executive Council notes the

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Vote Dave Williams for Regional Secretary

Our very own Dave Williams  (WY Brigade Secretary) is standing in the election for Region Secretary. Ballot papers should have arrived at home addresses now. Get your votes returned and get get Dave elected in Region 4.  

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Firefighters 100 Lottery marks first anniversary of the Grenfell disaster by donating all funds throughout June to supporting causes

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) is donating all money raised from the Firefighters 100 Lottery throughout June to charities and projects working in support of Grenfell survivors and the firefighters who responded to the disaster. The plans come in a

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