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Invitation to Women Trade Union Officers Network meeting – 28 Sept 2018

The TUC Yorkshire & Humber’s Equalities Forum will be convening an initial network meeting of Women Trade Union Officials from 10.15 – 12.15, at Dewsbury Town Hall, on 28 September 2018. This year, the TUC celebrates its 150th anniversary and

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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 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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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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Remembering our fallen | Firefighters 100 Lottery

The Firefighters 100 Lottery is helping to fund memorials to firefighters who have died in the line of duty. But this really important work can only continue if people support our lottery. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up

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HISTORICAL WEBSITE CHRONICLING HISTORY OF THE FIRE SERVICE AND ITS UNION GOES LIVE

A new website examining 100 years of fire service history has been launched today (9 April) as part of plans to mark the centenary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Visitors to the site will be able to explore the

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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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HISTORIC EDITIONS OF FIREFIGHTER MAGAZINE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FIRST TIME

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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