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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

Rolling coverage of 10 July public sector strikes

10 July 2014
As up to 1.5 million public sector workers strike across England and Wales Socialist Worker will be running coverage of picket lines, protests and rallies throughout the day

We are right to strike - let's escalate to win

08 July 2014
As workers walk out against Tory austerity Sadie Robinson says there is a mood to keep up the fight

Firefighters to strike on 10 July alongside up to 1.4 million other workers

02 July 2014
The FBU announced today, Wednesday that firefighters in England and Wales will join up to 1.4 million workers on strike on 10 July. The walkout, set to last from 10am to 7pm, will be the 15th time firefighters have struck in a dispute over Tory attacks on their pensions.

It makes us stronger if we all strike together, say activists in run-up to 10 July walkout

01 July 2014
Activists talk to Raymie Kiernan about how they’re getting organised for the 10 July mass strike

Solid all-day strike by firefighters lifts long battle for pensions

17 June 2014
The FBU union walkout last week was the firefighters’ biggest yet in their dispute, reports?Annette Mackin

Your photos of the 24 hour firefighters' strike

12 June 2014
Firefighters struck across England and Wales against Tory attacks on their pensions. Thanks to all Socialist Worker readers who sent photos

Firefighters strike across England and Wales against Tory pension robbery

12 June 2014
Firefighters walked out across England and Wales today, Thursday, to begin their longest strike yet in a three year dispute with the government.

Firefighters call their longest strike yet in fight to defend pensions

06 June 2014
Firefighters in England and Wales have announced two further strikes in their long running dispute to defend their pensions.

A month to build mass strike on 10 July—and win a pay rise

03 June 2014
Public sector workers are fighting for a strike to hit the Tories hard on 10 July, reports?Raymie Kiernan

Firefighters' executive committee should call national action

20 May 2014
The executive of the firefighters’ FBU union met on 15 May, but decided not to announce any new strike dates.

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