Yearly Archives: 2015

West Yorkshire FRS Statistics Show Worrying Trends

Performance indicators presented to the Fire Authority show that arson, rescues and fire related injuries have shown significant increases. Projections show that the trend towards less total activity has now plateaued with only a drop from 22124 (average between 2012

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Pension payout for ’18-20 club’ firefighters

  11Dec Pension payout for ’18-20 club’ firefighters 11 December 2015  Pensions Many firefighters are set to receive thousands of pounds in compensation as the government admits members of the ’18-20 club’ were short changed and missing two years’ worth of pension

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Government ‘absurd’ not to give firefighters formal responsibility for flooding response following Storm Desmond

10Dec Government ‘absurd’ not to give firefighters formal responsibility for flooding response following Storm Desmond 10 December 2015  Flooding duty, Flooding Fire and rescue services need to be given greater resources to tackle flooding emergencies in the wake of Storm Desmond, the

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

The FBU has negotiated a new benefit exclusively available to our members. This benefit entitles members of the Fire Brigades Union to exclusive discounts of up to 30% on brand new cars on a wide range of manufacturers from Motor

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TUC anti austerity demonstration Manchester 4th October

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Firefighters’ union welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s vision of a more equal Britain

The Fire Brigades Union were one of the first unions to back Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the Labour party.  Matt Wrack, general secretary of the FBU said: “Jeremy Corbyn is a welcome breath of fresh air in this

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Members will be able to claim their leave lost to long term sick from 2009

ALL MEMBERS. You may have noticed that an email has been put onto the Firespace homepage by Area Manager Butters in relation to the grievance appeal Andy Imrie won for leave lost to sickness. His victory means that members will

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A fantastic local victory today by the former WYFBU Chair Andy Imrie means some of our members could benefit from thousands of pounds each.

A fantastic local victory today by the former WYFBU Chair Andy Imrie means some of our members could benefit from thousands of pounds each. Please see attached letter from the Brigade Secretary

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West Yorkshire Efficiency Research Programme (cuts) Presentations

Dear West Yorkshire FBU members, The Brigade Committee members have received numerous enquiries regarding the “Efficiency Research Programme” (cuts) presentations. The Brigade Committee meeting on 6th July was the first opportunity that we had to discuss the presentation and your

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Tax Rebate for Union Subscriptions Caution

Hi , just a brief word of caution on this from me as Brigade Secretary of the FBU as I have fielded dozens of phone calls about Union subscriptions in the last 12 hours. If you read Mark’s link you

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