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Fire chief slammed after firefighters sent home from shift

A chief fire officer has been accused of behaving wrecklessly after he sent home two firefighters from their shift on Monday (16 Jan) when they refused to operate a Tactical Response Vehicle (TRV). The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) say that

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Trade Union Restrictions in Tory Manifesto

Another reason to think very carefully about who you vote for on 7th May This is copied from the manifesto published yesterday We will protect you from disruptive and undemocratic strike action   Strikes should only ever be the result

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All members circular [0240MW] Pensions: The 2015 scheme is imposed but the campaign continues

On 1 April the 2015 firefighter’s pension scheme was imposed without agreement and with many of our key concerns unaddressed. The executive council position remains that the new scheme is still unworkable, most noticeably in England. Therefore our campaign continues. In

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Still the Enemy Within

Every single member of the Fire Brigades Union needs to see “Still the Enemy Within”  a documentary film about the Miner’s strike. It explains the structured nature of the assault on trade unions in this country and how they were employed

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FBU response to latest letter from fire minister

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, has responded to the most recent letter from Westminster fire minister Penny Mordaunt to all coalition MPs about the pension scheme dispute. The response is given to correct a number of inaccuracies in the letter.

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Firefighters shut down Westminster! Video and images from yesterday’s rally

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Industrial action to defend pensions

Dear Brother/Sister UPDATED CIRCULAR RE INDUSTRIAL ACTION TO DEFEND PENSIONS Members will be aware that throughout the campaign to defend decent pensions in the Fire Service, on most occasions when strike action has been called, Buckinghamshire FRS has refused to

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Firefighters demand Cameron take action over Parliament being misled during pensions debate

Firefighters have demanded that the prime minister David Cameron and speaker of the house John Bercow take action over the way that MPs were misled by a government minister in a Parliamentary debate on firefighter pensions. Ministers informed MPs in

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Firefighters confirm 24 hour strike on 25 February after sham pensions’ guarantee. Firefighters and Parliament have been misled, says union

Firefighters in England will strike for 24 hours from 7am on 25 February in a long running dispute with the government over its unworkable pension plans. This latest period of strike action comes after the 2015 firefighters’ pension scheme legislation was

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Video | ‘False claims’ by fire minister sparks strike

In a new video Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, explains how the false claims by the Westminster fire minister Penny Mordaunt has led to firefighters calling a 24 hour strike on 25 February over the long running pensions dispute. Firefighters

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