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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.

MPs vote to back Tories' attack on firefighters’ pensions

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.

Firefighters strike against bosses' attacks on union

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.

Firefighters call one-day walkout over attacks on pensions

02 December 2014
The firefighters’ FBU union has called a one-day walkout for workers in England on Tuesday of next week. 

Angry firefighters' protest confronts hated Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt

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.

Escalating strikes could still rescue the fight for firefighters' pensions

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.

Firefighters back victimised FBU union activist Ricky Matthews

11 November 2014
Firefighters in Essex have pledged to donate £500 every month for the next three months to victimised worker Ricky Matthews.

Workers demand more action as bosses target striking firefighter

04 November 2014
Firefighters have reacted with fury after bosses sacked a leading union activist for striking against attacks on workers’ pensions.

Fury as fire bosses sack striking union activist in Buckinghamshire

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.

Firefighters set for four-day walkout in pensions battle with the Tories

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.

Firefighters' union warns of war as London fire boss plans to lock out workers

30 September 2014
London Fire Brigade Comissioner Ron Dobson has provoked outrage by recommending striking firefighters be locked out.

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