Monthly Archives: March 2018

Election for Yorkshire and Humberside EC Member

This just in from the Brigade Secretary ALL FBU MEMBERS ELECTION FOR YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE EC MEMBER Firstly let me apologise for such a long winded message, but within hours of the announcement that WYFBU are recommending Brother Steve Howley

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ALL FBU MEMBERS ELECTION FOR YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE EC MEMBER You will shortly or already have received a ballot paper for the above election to your home addresses. There are just two candidates standing, Brother Pete Smith and Brother Steve

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Get your MP to sign EDM 1115 to mark Firefighters’ Memorial Day 2018

The Fire Brigades Union is urging members to write to their MP to support a parliamentary motion marking Firefighters’ Memorial Day 2018. Laid by former firefighter Jim Fitzpatrick MP, EDM 1115 – Firefighters’ Memorial Day, 4 May 2018 calls on Parliamentarians to

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North Yorkshire FBU update on industrial action

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FBU statement on Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) welcomes the publication of the Kerslake report into the Manchester bombing. There are hard lessons for all emergency services to learn in the report.   The FBU has been considering the implications of what happened on

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11.30am 14th April 2018 Leeds March to save our NHS

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Region 4 EC Member Election

This just in from the Brigade Secretary Members will be receiving, or have already received, a circular from Head Office stating that Yorkshire and Humberside are about to enter into a ballot for the most senior post of the Union

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LGBT National Sectional Secretary

Congratulations to Brother Patrick Carberry who has been re-elected as LGBT National Sectional Secretary. Together we’ll continue to make the fire service a safe inclusive place for everyone to be themselves. For confidential advice & support contact LGBT Rep Maggie

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Today, as part of the Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU) centenary celebrations, all surviving issues of Firefighter magazine dating back to 1932 are being made available to browse online in what is believed to be a first for a UK trade

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Brigade Chair Election

This just in from the Brigade Secretary ALL MEMBERS As you may be aware we have started a ballot for the FBU Brigade Chairs election. As with the last 2 elections we have had lots of interest in taking the

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