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North Yorkshire FBU update on industrial action

Posted in Industrial Action

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

Posted in Politics, Trade Unions

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

Posted in Elections

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

Posted in Diversity


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

Posted in Elections

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

Posted in Trade Unions

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

Posted in Fire Cuts

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

Posted in Politics