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Let’s get to work in Labour, says FBU leader Matt Wrack

01 March 2016
Firefighters’ union leader Matt Wrack told Nick Clark the left needs to build fighting organisation in the workplace—and get stuck into the struggle to reshape the Labour Party

FBU union leader Matt Wrack slams his critics in Labour

26 February 2016
FBU firefighter’s union general secretary Matt Wrack said he won’t be rattled by “people within the Labour party machine who clearly don’t want to see change”. In an exclusive interview with Socialist Worker Wrack responded to claims this week that his attempt to rejoin the Labour Party was questioned by his local party.

Reports round-up

23 February 2016
Protest against Gatwick oil drilling | Storms brewing over Met Office pay row | Network Rail stations for sale | Radical Independence Campaign conference | Shepton Mallet cider workers lobby MPs | Action for Children charity workers back pay strike | Defend Rotherham anti-Nazis | Bedroom tax worse than predicted | Firefighters' dispute hots up in South Yorkshire | West Midlands FBU launch industrial action | United Utilities workers strike

Reports round-up

19 January 2016
Pickets turn away cars at EDF | Examine any offer carefully at DVSA | FBU ballot over South Yorkshire cuts | Students oppose axing of grants

After floods firefighters slam cuts—sack Tories not us

05 January 2016
I was responding to the floods in Greater Manchester on Boxing Day, pumping out water and

Reports round-up

05 January 2016
Cass Arts occupation ends over London Met campus cuts | Strike at Thirteen housing association group in Teesside | NSL Brighton traffic wardens vote for pay deal | South Yorkshire fire bosses face action over job cuts | Ballot end could bring library strike in Lambeth | Interpreters beat pay cut at Home Office | Strike votes at Trinity Mirror local newspapers | New ballot for Sheffield Green Company recycling workers | No to the Nazis in Dover

There will be more deaths if Tories keep cutting the fire service

15 December 2015
Firefighters and their FBU union are sounding the alarm about the impact of successive cuts to fire stations, engines and jobs. Cuts are already increasing the dangers, writes Nick Clark

Furious flooded residents demand more than the ‘usual promises’ from Cameron

08 December 2015
Residents of Cumbria were furious with David Cameron as he came for a photo-op on Monday of this week.

Firefighters sound the alarm over new cuts

08 December 2015
FBU union members protested outside City Hall in south London on Wednesday of last week.

Firefighters' union votes to reaffiliate to Labour—but says it will continue the fight outside

27 November 2015
The FBU firefighter’s union voted to reaffiliate to the Labour Party at recall conference in Blackpool, today, Friday.

Protest says no to West Midlands fire cuts

24 November 2015
Over 120 firefighters staged a noisy and determined protest outside a West Midlands Fire Authority meeting on Monday of this week.

Firefighters are better off outside Labour - and fighting for themselves

24 November 2015
The firefighters’ FBU union was set to meet on Friday of this week for a recall conference in Blackpool. Delegates were set to vote on whether or not to

Industrial round-up

17 November 2015
GMB elects new general secretary | Water workers protest in Durham | Will bus stoppage get drivers a break? | Two-day rail strike called off in Wales | Leicester fire crews protest over cuts | London’s teachers demand housing

Affiliating to Labour won't stop the Tories

27 October 2015
Thousands  of people are determined to defend Jeremy Corbyn and his anti-austerity policies from the Labour right’s attacks and backroom plotting.

Reports round-up

01 September 2015
Meter readers call strike at EDF | Stansted security scanners strike for better pay | LGSM leads lively bloc in Manchester pride | Protest against Chile ‘torture ship’ | Stoke housing workers’ pay strike | Essex fire staff keep fighting cuts | Protest called against Ukip in Doncaster | Solidarity with Max Watson

Cambridgeshire firefighter's victory against dismissal

18 August 2015
A firefighter has won her tribunal against Cambridgeshire fire bosses after a judge found her dismissal to be an “irrational and perverse exercise”.

Wave of walkouts set for Essex fire service

18 August 2015
Firefighters and control room staff in Essex were set to begin a rolling programme of strikes this week against cuts that will wreck the county’s fire service.

Reports round-up

11 August 2015
Pizza Express tips protest | Protest called to target Sotheby’s | Essex firefighters strike against job cuts | Port Talbot vigil for executed miner | Easyjet staff accept deal in close vote | Could Sports Direct be facing strikes? | Strike at Devonport docks | Walkout planned at EDF

Firefighters strike to stop cuts dismantling Essex fire service

04 August 2015
Essex firefighters are planning to strike on Thursday of this week in defiance at cuts to jobs which will decimate the county’s fire and rescue services.

London firefighters furious as mayor and commissioner make off with fire engines

16 June 2015
Firefighters are furious after being double-crossed by Tory mayor of London Boris Johnson and fire commissioner Ron Dobson over the return of 13 fire appliances.

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