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.
09 December 2014
Firefighters walked out for 24 hours on Tuesday of this week over the Tories’ pension theft and attacks on their FBU union.
02 December 2014
The firefighters’ FBU union has called a one-day walkout for workers in England on Tuesday of next week.
25 November 2014
Hundreds of protesting firefighters confront Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt as she turns up to open the new West Norwood station in south London today, Tuesday.
18 November 2014
Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt sent out a letter last week attacking firefighters’ strikes and refusing to change her position over pensions.
11 November 2014
Firefighters in Essex have pledged to donate £500 every month for the next three months to victimised worker Ricky Matthews.
04 November 2014
Firefighters have reacted with fury after bosses sacked a leading union activist for striking against attacks on workers’ pensions.
02 November 2014
Striking firefighters are calling for an escalation of their four day walkout after Buckinghamshire fire bosses sacked a leading union activist for taking action.
28 October 2014
Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike in the battle against Tory pension theft. It was set to begin on Friday of this week with workers walking out of stations at 6pm.
30 September 2014
London Fire Brigade Comissioner Ron Dobson has provoked outrage by recommending striking firefighters be locked out.
23 September 2014
The firefighters’ FBU union entered into another round of talks with Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt last week. The union executive issued a statement to members saying that no further strikes would be called while the talks were ongoing.
16 September 2014
As the FBU firefighters’ union launches its new Sounding the Alarm report, Annette Mackin looks at how cuts and job losses are putting lives at risk.
09 September 2014
Firefighters launched a nationwide tour to highlight the devastating effect Tory cuts are having on the fire service at the TUC conference this week.