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.
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.
16 June 2015
Firefighters in Essex struck for 15 hours last weekend over planned cuts which could see a quarter of jobs slashed.
09 June 2015
Essex Firefighters and control room workers in the FBU union were set to strike this Saturday and Sunday over huge cuts to staff.
19 May 2015
Delegates to the firefighters’ FBU union conference in Blackpool last week debated the way forward for the union.
19 May 2015
Delegates to the firefighters FBU union conference in Blackpool last week debated the way forward for the union in the wake of the general election.
12 May 2015
The firefighters’ FBU union biennial conference had just begun as Socialist Worker went to press.
05 May 2015
The FBU union’s bi-annual conference takes place in Blackpool from Tuesday to Friday of next week. It comes as firefighters’ pensions, jobs and the fire service are under sustained attack.
24 March 2015
Emergency control staff from Essex lobbied MPs at parliament over attacks on their working conditions on Wednesday of last week.
13 March 2015
Striking emergency 999 control operators in Essex were defiant on their picket line today, Friday, after they escalated their walkout to nine days.
10 March 2015
Emergency 999 control operators in Essex have stepped up their fight with Fire and Rescue bosses by beginning an eight-day walkout on Tuesday of this week.
26 February 2015
Thousands of striking firefighters blocked the streets of central London around parliament yesterday, Wednesday, as they protested against Tory attacks on their pensions.
24 February 2015
A 24-hour strike by firefighters in England will have a big impact, but only sustained action can win their pensions dispute, writes Annette Mackin
17 February 2015
The firefighters’ FBU union has called a 24-hour strike in England starting at 7am on Wednesday of next week. This will coincide with a national protest in London.
03 February 2015
The FBU union’s recall conference next Tuesday comes at a critical point in the firefighters’ pension dispute.
20 January 2015
Also: FBU recall conference to debate pensions dispute
15 January 2015
Striking firefighters and control staff in Essex have been locked out by fire bosses.
14 January 2015
Firefighters and control room staff in Essex began a three day strike today, Wednesday, against job cuts and attacks on conditions.
13 January 2015
Firefighters and control staff in Essex were set to begin a series of walkouts on Wednesday of this week over job cuts and conditions.
16 December 2014
MPs have now backed Tory plans to make firefighters work until they are 60 or face losing up to half of their pension.