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Pensions: Age Discrimination Appeal

30 January 2018 TO: All Members Dear Brother/Sister You will be aware that in a case brought by the Fire Brigades Union, the Employment Tribunal decided last year that the transitional arrangements made in 2015 when the new firefighters’ pension

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CIRCULAR:            2017HOC0654DG  18 December 2017  Dear Brother/Sister,   PENSIONS: APPEAL AGAINST AGE DISCRIMINATION – DAY 4 AND GENERAL SUMMARY Day four (Thursday 14 December 2017) began with the Government’s defence of the Employment Tribunal’s decision which, their QC said, was

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We have previously reported (circular 2017HOC0108MW) the disappointing outcome of the Employment Tribunal relating to pensions, in which we were unsuccessful.  We have today attended a case conference with our legal advisors to discuss this outcome and the way forward.

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2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme: Transitional Protection Update November 2016

We have previously reported in various circulars, short films and via social media etc that the FBU is currently challenging government in relation to the transitional protection it introduced as part of imposing the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.  The listing

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Request from West Yorkshire Pensions Fund Administrators for Politeness

As a member of the pensions board for West Yorkshire Fire Service I have just been on a training course on pensions with West Yorkshire Pensions Fund who administer our pensions scheme. These are the people who calculate your pensions

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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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Pensions – Campaigning continues; discussions sought with the new DCLG fire minister

Dear Brother/sister In May the FBU Annual Conference endorsed the position that the FBU campaign against the pension attack must continue. There is no doubt that the general election result was a huge setback in relation to the potential discussions

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Video | Pension and general election update

As the general election approaches and the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme is imposed Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, gives a detailed update to all firefighters on pensions changes, the ongoing campaign,where they can find vital information and attacks the Conservative

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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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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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