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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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TRANSITION TO THE 2015 FIREFIGHTERS’ PENSION SCHEME: DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

Circular: 2017HOC0108MW Dear Brother/Sister TRANSITION TO THE 2015 FIREFIGHTERS’ PENSION SCHEME: DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS The Employment Tribunal’s decision in the age discrimination claims we have been fighting has just been published. I’m sorry to say that we lost. Our legal team has

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Cuts to blame for rising fire deaths as Home Office publish new figures

The number of people who have died as a result of fires in the home has increased significantly according to a report published by the Home Office today. The Fire Incident Response Times statistical bulletin reveals that in England between April 2015

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The government and fire service employers in England and Wales are in court today over discriminatory pensions

The government and fire service employers in England and Wales are in court today (10 Jan) defending a pension scheme in which some younger firefighters will have to save more than 85% of their wage in order to access the

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The government is trying to take away your right to free or affordable legal representation if you’re injured

Currently… If you are injured and it’s not your fault any legal fees, for a lawyer to fight for you to get back any wages you have lost and damages for your injuries, are paid by the person responsible for your

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Use of Silent Witness Footage ICO Complaint

WYFRS has recently used Silent witness footage, we believe, outside of the guidelines provided by the Information Commissioners Office. Details are shown below.   WYFRS policy states the intention of the scheme in policy as follows b) CCTV systems mounted on

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