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London March and Rally 25th February

Transport will be arranged in the next week speak to your branch reps.  

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Firefighters seek clarity – government responses add to the confusion

Do Penny Mordaunt and Eric Pickles know the meaning of the word ‘guarantee’? As the imposition of the 2015 pension regulations approaches, firefighters are asking for clarity about their pension situation. The responses so far from DCLG have done nothing

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Essex firefighters take strike action for third consecutive day against biggest cuts to frontline 999 services in counties’ history

Today (Friday) at 9am Essex firefighters and 999 control staff will commence the final period of strike action called in the recent series of short duration strikes. They have been on strike and locked-out without pay by fire chiefs since

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Action Short of Strike for Scottish Members

Dear Brother/Sister You will be aware that following the debate in the House of Commons on 15 December 2014, the union has been seeking clarification on a number of statements made by members of the Westminster government. One of the

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Shipley Demonstration for Tory MP Philip Davies Visit

The Brigade Committee just wanted to pass on all their thanks for the 50-60 people who turned up at Shipley firestation this afternoon. The Tory MP Philip Davies, got a warm reception on a cold afternoon and that is thanks

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Recall Conference – February 2015: Executive Council statement

Dear Brother/Sister You will note from the circular issued yesterday that a Recall Conference will take place on 10 February. The Recall Conference will discuss the latest developments in the union’s campaign on pensions. The Executive Council discussed this earlier

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The demonstration in Aylesbury for Ricky Matthews sacked for taking legitimate strike action

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Industrial Action

By now we are sure you are all aware of the recent announcement of strike action. The 4 days of strike will run from 18:00 on Friday 31st October until 18:00 on Tuesday 4th November. It is extremely disappointing that

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Latest Industrial Action & ASOS

The dates and times below are for the latest periods of strike action and action short of strike! Commencing 9th August 2014 from 12.00 hours until 9th August 2014 at 14.00 hrs – strike action. Commencing 9th August 2014 from 14.00 hours until

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Matt Wrack to visit Leeds and Wakefield

The FBU General Secretary, Matt Wrack, will be in Leeds on Saturday 3rd May, speaking at the Trades Council May Day Rally at Victoria Gardens in the city centre. The march and rally starts at 11:30am and many FBU members

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