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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.

Fire strikes can up the pressure on the Tories

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. 

The fire service is in crisis and only a fight will save it

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.

Strikes can win in firefighters' row

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.

More talks for the FBU

02 September 2014
The executive council of the firefighters’ FBU union was set to meet this week, to discuss any further developments in talks with Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt.

Firefighters call on union to escalate pensions strikes

19 August 2014
More firefighters call on the FBU union leadership to step up the action in the long running pensions dispute

Striking firefighters turn up the heat on the Tories

12 August 2014
Firefighters are at a crucial stage of their fight against Tory attacks on their pensions. Firefighters in the FBU union in England and Wales began a series of strikes on Saturday of last week.

'We need to escalate after solid action,' say firefighters

22 July 2014
Firefighters in England and Wales completed eight days of strikes on Monday of this week.

Let’s seize the chance and escalate the strikes to stop the Tories’ attacks

15 July 2014
The 10 July strike was the biggest walkout over pay the Tories have faced since taking office. Here is Socialist Worker’s highlights from the day taken from reports sent to us from the picket lines as strikers filled town and city squares, and the arguments that were made for the way forward

Photos of 10 July 2014 public sector strike rallies

10 July 2014
Rallies by public sector strikers striking for pay and conditions

Photos from the 10 July 2014 public sector strike

10 July 2014
Photos of strikers from across England and Wales

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