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CORBYN ATTACKS GOVERNMENT’S LACK OF ACTION A YEAR AFTER GRENFELL

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Government of failing to learn any lessons in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, despite the first anniversary of the disaster next week. Mr Corbyn told the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) annual conference in

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FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION WIN LEGAL BATTLE TO HAVE 96 HOUR SHIFT SYSTEM DECLARED UNLAWFUL

A High Court has today (25 May) ruled in favour of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) as it declared a duty system requiring firefighters to work 96-hour shifts as unlawful.   The case centred on a duty system operated by

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FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION PAYS TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS OF THE GRENFELL TOWER FIRE

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has paid tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire on the day the public inquiry into the disaster opens.   Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “The Grenfell Tower fire was a devastating

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Stand with your firefighters

Firefighters Memorial Day will soon be here (4 May) . You may have seen the ‘Firefighters Memorial Day’ wristband, designed by FBU Official Cameron Matthews, which is an excellent physical representation of solidarity that people can wear on the build

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Silent March for Grenfell

A Silent Walk in Solidarity with Grenfell is being arranged on 14 June to mark a year since the fire at Grenfell Tower disaster and support the Grenfell community in their fight for justice. We make a lot of requests

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Remembering our fallen | Firefighters 100 Lottery

The Firefighters 100 Lottery is helping to fund memorials to firefighters who have died in the line of duty. But this really important work can only continue if people support our lottery. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up

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UNION CONDEMNS POLICE COMMISSIONER TAKEOVER OF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FIRE SERVICE

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has condemned the decision to allow Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Stephen Mold to takeover the county’s fire and rescue service. Announced by the Home Office this week it means the county council fire

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MAYORAL POWERGRAB OF FIRE SERVICE COULD SPELL DISASTER, WARNS UNION

No public mandate exists for the West Midlands Fire Service to be taken over by the Mayor according to the results of a public consultation, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said. The consultation saw just 1163 people respond out of a population of 2.8

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HISTORICAL WEBSITE CHRONICLING HISTORY OF THE FIRE SERVICE AND ITS UNION GOES LIVE

A new website examining 100 years of fire service history has been launched today (9 April) as part of plans to mark the centenary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Visitors to the site will be able to explore the

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Congratulations Martyn

***** This just in from the Brigade Secretary**** West Yorkshire FBU Brigade Chairs election I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the recent West Yorkshire FBU Chairs election, which has been held with dignity and respect. As Brigade

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