Monthly Archives: February 2015

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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London March and Rally 25th February

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

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Video: Pensions: sham ‘guarantee’ exposed

In this video Matt Wrack FBU general secretary updates members about the ongoing pensions campaign, detailing the responses from the fire service employers to the fire ministers parliamentary ‘guarantee’.

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All members circular [0070MW] Questions and concerns on leaving or not joining the firefighters’ pension scheme

FBU members around the country are still not clear about the details of the 2015 pension scheme and how it could affect them individually. This uncertainty is making some members think about opting out of their scheme or not joining

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Video: questions from FBU members about the 2015 firefighters’ pension scheme

In this video Matt Wrack FBU general secretary answers questions from members about the 2015 firefighters’ pension scheme and whether firefighters should opt out. If you have any questions about the scheme send them to pensions@fbu.org.uk    

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