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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.

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' 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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”.

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.

Essex FBU strikers tackle jobs bonfire

16 June 2015
Firefighters in Essex struck for 15 hours last weekend over planned cuts which could see a quarter of jobs slashed.

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.

Essex firefighters ready to strike

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.

FBU conference discusses how to fight re-energised Tories

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.

FBU union conference discusses how to fight back

19 May 2015
Delegates to the firefighters’ FBU union conference in Blackpool last week debated the way forward for the union. 

As FBU conference begins firefighter says 'union strategy was mistake'

12 May 2015
The firefighters’ FBU union biennial conference had just begun as Socialist Worker went to press.

Don’t wait for Labour to reverse Tory pension attacks

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.

Essex emergency fire control strikers lobby MPs

24 March 2015
Emergency control staff from Essex lobbied MPs at parliament over attacks on their working conditions on Wednesday of last week.

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