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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.

Essex fire strikers take control to defend their conditions

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.

999 control operators escalate strikes in Essex

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.

Thousands of firefighters strike and rally over Tory pension lies

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.

Fury at Tory lies as firefighters get set to strike again over pension theft

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  

Firefighters call 24-hour strike

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.

Get the strikes back on to defend firefighters' pensions

03 February 2015
The FBU union’s recall conference next Tuesday comes at a critical point in the firefighters’ pension dispute.

Essex fire bosses’ lockout fails to dampen strike against job cuts

20 January 2015
Also: FBU recall conference to debate pensions dispute

Striking Essex firefighters locked out by bosses

15 January 2015
Striking firefighters and control staff in Essex have been locked out by fire bosses.

Essex firefighters take three days of strikes

14 January 2015
Firefighters and control room staff in Essex began a three day strike today, Wednesday, against job cuts and attacks on conditions.

Essex firefighters fight back against cuts and attacks on service

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.

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