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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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We Are the Lions Mr Manager!

For those culture vultures out there…join us for a performance of We Are the Lions Mr Manager, “the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike“. Your Brigade Secretary Dave Williams will

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North Yorkshire Fire Cuts on BBC Inside Out

We’ve just had heads up about an interesting programme on TV last night, featuring our Brother Steve Howley (Brigade Secretary for North Yorkshire) Steve (who is standing for Yorkshire and Humberside EC member) features heavily on the program talking about

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FBU member meets MP to discuss help for troubled youngsters

This just in from the Brigade Secretary Our member, Watch Manager Craig Bedford and myself met with the Shadow Minister for Justice, Richard Burgon MP today to discuss the fantastic work Craig is doing in Wetherby Young Offenders institute. In

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Transportation of casualties in fire service vehicles

1st February 2018 Dear Brother / Sister Members will be aware of the pressures that the NHS and YAS are currently under. When demand levels are at their highest WYFRS are notified and have issued guidance on the transportation of

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Pensions: Age Discrimination Appeal

30 January 2018 TO: All Members Dear Brother/Sister You will be aware that in a case brought by the Fire Brigades Union, the Employment Tribunal decided last year that the transitional arrangements made in 2015 when the new firefighters’ pension

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CIRCULAR:            2017HOC0654DG  18 December 2017  Dear Brother/Sister,   PENSIONS: APPEAL AGAINST AGE DISCRIMINATION – DAY 4 AND GENERAL SUMMARY Day four (Thursday 14 December 2017) began with the Government’s defence of the Employment Tribunal’s decision which, their QC said, was

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Pay 2017

16 November 2017 TO: All Members Dear Brother/Sister   Pay 2017   Members will recall from circular 2017HOC0518MW that the fire service employers had proposed that NJC pay rates should be increased by 1%. This was in response to the

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