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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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Please complete the Staff Survey

Dear Colleague We are issuing this communication jointly to encourage all staff members to support and respond to the staff survey. It is crucial that we collectively understand how staff feel about working in the organisation.  It helps both managers

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The NWC AGM is to be held at Wortley Hall, Sheffield on Monday 20th November 2017

The NWC AGM is to be held at Wortley Hall, Sheffield on Monday 20th November 2017. Issues that are affecting you can be voiced and heard in this motion based AGM. So if you’d like to get involved, speak to

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Cessation of Trials of EMR and Other Work

Dear Brother/Sister Cessation of Trials of EMR and Other Work The Executive Council met today to report and discuss the outcomes of the membership consultation which commenced on 23 August 2017. The wider outcomes of that meeting will be the

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Pay Consultation Result

Dear Brother/Sister Pay Consultation Result Following a democratic consultation with our members, the FBU has decided not to accept the proposals on pay made by our employers. The reasons for this rejection varied between members and across different parts of

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Parliamentary Lobby 17th October Volunteers Needed

The Brigade Secretary will be taking a small group of delegates to lobby parliament on the 17th October, HOWEVER we are targeting marginal MP’s with a majority of less than 2,500 votes and guess what? They’re only 2 in our entire

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Death of Firefighter Mark Hattersley (fundraising for the family)

It is with great sadness that we confirm the loss of a serving Firefighter Mark Hattersley who died suddenly on Saturday 12 August. Avon Fire & Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennell said: “We are all absolutely devastated by

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