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Firefighters reject ‘insulting proposal’ over new duties

Firefighters reject ‘insulting proposal’ over new duties Firefighters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to enter into open-ended contracts.

Big push in workplaces for anti-racist demonstrations

Big push in workplaces for anti-racist demonstrations Trade unionists are taking up the fight against racism and the far right.

Don’t let blame for Grenfell Tower disaster be deflected onto firefighters

Don’t let blame for Grenfell Tower disaster be deflected onto firefighters A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary entitled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? aired on Monday.

Fire authorities plan bonfire of services

Fire authorities plan bonfire of services A fire station in Scotland was so short-staffed in December that it was forced to close.

Chance of justice blocked at Grenfell fire inquiry

Chance of justice blocked at Grenfell fire inquiry Any chance of justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire is being delayed and blocked.

Deregulation led to Grenfell Tower fire, argues new firefighters’ union report

Deregulation led to Grenfell Tower fire, argues new firefighters’ union report Firefighters were not responsible for people dying in the Grenfell Tower fire, despite the propaganda campaign being mounted against them.

Privatisation scam at the London Fire Brigade let bosses cream off millions

28 August 2018
Three top privatisation bosses ripped off millions of pounds of money in scams involving the London Fire Brigade (LFB), a report has revealed.

Pay round up: Health workers demand poor pay deal is reopened

31 July 2018
NHS workers are demanding unions reopen a shoddy pay deal that was cobbled together by the Tories and trade union leaders.

Fire safety professional speaks out - Greed failed people at Grenfell, not firefighters

12 June 2018
A fire safety professional spoke to Socialist Worker about how the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower put people at risk—and the experiences of firefighters who fought the blaze

West Midlands fire fight

29 May 2018
Firefighters in the West Midlands have voted for action over contracts

Will new contracts make firefighters clear the bins?

29 April 2018
The fire service—overseen by Labour councillors—has introduced contracts that could make new firefighters take on extra duties

Updated: marchers demand justice for Grenfell as Tories refuse to fund sprinklers

14 October 2017
Up to 1,500 people marched through North Kensington in west London on Saturday night to demand justice for the people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

The revolt to smash the Tories’ public sector pay cap is growing - join the fight

26 September 2017
The revolt against the public sector pay cap is growing.

Anger over pay grows as firefighters reject bosses' 2 percent offer

14 September 2017
Firefighters in the FBU union rejected a pay offer yesterday, Wednesday, amid anger at being asked to perform extra duties for little extra money.

Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire

20 June 2017
Years of cuts to council budgets, the fire brigade, and the deliberate running-down of council estates are the context of this tragedy

Boris’s cuts put us all at risk, exhausted firefighters warn

20 June 2017
Tory minister and former London mayor cut millions from capital’s fire budget, while telling those who questioned his plans to ‘get stuffed’. Now austerity’s effects are there for all to see.

Reports round-up: Protests against NHS cuts and privatisation

04 October 2016
Also: Manchester fire chiefs back down on mass sacking | Stop presses for Newsquest jobs | Ritzy’s revenge opens on Friday | Glasgow council divides unions | Airport protesters take on Heathrow | Pay action on Ipswich buses

Manchester firefighters face job cuts if they don't fight

20 September 2016
Every firefighter in Greater Manchester could face the sack if they refuse to sign up to a new contract.

Reports round-up

26 April 2016
Essex firefighters protest over cuts | Strike as mustard action hots up | Scaffolders build a wage parity fight | Drivers could stop sites | Buyout could save Butterfields homes

Industrial round-up

01 March 2016
Mushin Ahmed’s killers found guilty | Stormy weather ahead for Met Office bosses | Firefighters turn the heat up on bosses | Co-op truck drivers balloted for strikes | GMB union sounds the alarm in Sussex | Reinstate RMT union rep Glen Hart

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