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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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Pay Offer EC Recommendation

Full details on the offer should be confirmed on Friday 25th. 23rd August 2017   CIRCULAR NJC/09/17     Dear Sir/Madam,   Pay offer – update   We write to advise you that following further joint discussion around clarification of

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Update: The Executive Council met yesterday (24 July) following consultation with members on the employers proposals on pay and conditions

Dear Brother/Sister   Pay and conditions – proposals inadequate   The Executive Council met yesterday (24 July) following consultation with members on the employers proposals on pay and conditions.   As a result of this consultation with members I can

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Firefighters pay offer video update

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Branch Meetings at Cookridge and Moortown over new cuts proposals

Planning permission has been refused for the proposed site for the Cookridge Moortown Station merger. Management are now proposing that Cookridge becomes retained and Moortown becomes day crewed. This puts another huge hole in fire cover due to the knock

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Dispute over breach of Data Protection in West Yorkshire

We have lodged a dispute with the Chief Fire Officer of WYFRS over their misuse of the “Silent Witness” policy and CCTV policy, both of which resulted in a breach of the Data Protection Act according to the Information Commissioners

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West Yorkshire FBU SECURE FAIR HOLIDAY PAY FOR RDS STAFF

Firstly I just wanted to thank, both old and new members at Ilkley for raising an issue regarding holiday pay for our RDS members, without it we would never have been able to challenge the misery and wrong holiday pay

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Private money, public mayhem

  24Feb Private money, public mayhem February 24, 2017  By David Wibberley The slow creep towards privatisation of the UK fire service. Special investigation by David Wibberley. It would be unacceptable and emotive for any politician to announce in public plans to privatise

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University report into emergency medical response published

Firefighters have attended over 42,000 medical emergencies since co-responding trials commenced in late 2015, a University of Hertfordshire report has found. The Broadening Responsibilities report was commissioned by the National Joint Council, a body made up of the FBU and fire service

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Two senior managers in North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service get a £35k pay rise as 48 frontline firefighter posts face the axe.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has slammed a deal to give two senior managers at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service a £35k pay rise as 48 frontline firefighter posts face the axe. The union called the decision by North

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