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CFO and FBU release joint statement on firefighters pay

Chief Fire Officer John Roberts Colleagues, you will be aware that the FRS Employers have offered Firefighters a 2% pay award.  I know for many of you this will come as a great disappointment, but probably not a surprise. WYFRS

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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.  

Posted in Elections

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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CORBYN ATTACKS GOVERNMENT’S LACK OF ACTION A YEAR AFTER GRENFELL

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Government of failing to learn any lessons in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, despite the first anniversary of the disaster next week. Mr Corbyn told the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) annual conference in

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FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION WIN LEGAL BATTLE TO HAVE 96 HOUR SHIFT SYSTEM DECLARED UNLAWFUL

A High Court has today (25 May) ruled in favour of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) as it declared a duty system requiring firefighters to work 96-hour shifts as unlawful.   The case centred on a duty system operated by

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FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION PAYS TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS OF THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has paid tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire on the day the public inquiry into the disaster opens.   Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “The Grenfell Tower fire was a devastating

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Stand with your firefighters

Firefighters Memorial Day will soon be here (4 May) . You may have seen the ‘Firefighters Memorial Day’ wristband, designed by FBU Official Cameron Matthews, which is an excellent physical representation of solidarity that people can wear on the build

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