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Mass strike could bring out a million in a hot July

13 May 2014
Public sector union leaders hint at coordinated action to take on the Tories, reports Sadie Robinson

Firefighters call for action to be stepped up against government

06 May 2014
Firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of last week to defend their pensions.

Striking firefighters call for stepping up the action

02 May 2014
Firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike today, Friday, to defend their pensions.

Pensions battle in the fire stations is back on as workers prepare for strikes

29 April 2014
Firefighters in England and Wales were set to walk out over the bank holiday weekend in a row over Tory attacks on their pensions.

A million or more could strike in a few months

29 April 2014
Coming disputes include firefighters, council workers, hospital staff and teachers, reports Charlie Kimber

We have the chance for strikes of a million or more - now turn potential into reality

25 April 2014
There has been an important shift in the potential for fightback by the working class. 

Reports round-up

01 April 2014
Firefighters protest in Hull and Barnsley | Fast food rights protests | Merseyrail strike planned

Hundreds rally to save fire service in Middlesbrough

11 February 2014
Hundreds of people rallied in Middlesbrough last weekend against £6 million worth of cuts to Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Firefighters plan rally against job losses

04 February 2014
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called a rally against cuts planned by Cleveland Fire Brigade.

Protests mark closure of ten London fire stations

09 January 2014
Firefighters, trade unionists, campaigners and residents gathered outside London fire stations this morning, Thursday, to mark their closure.

Firefighters say - turn up the heat to beat the bosses

07 January 2014
After three more solid strikes, FBU firefighers tell Annette Mackin they need to escalate their action

Firefighters see in the new year with a strike

01 January 2014
Firefighters in England and Wales in the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) went on strike last night, New Years Eve, over government attacks on their pensions.

Firefighters out on strike on Christmas Eve

25 December 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales walked out on strike on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, over government attacks on their pensions.

Firefighters' union announces more strikes at Christmas and New Year

17 December 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales have called strikes during two of the busiest periods of the Christmas holidays.

Firefighters’ strikes need to ‘escalate to win’ on pensions

10 December 2013
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced two further strikes in the row over pensions.

Concerns over safety of helicopter in Glasgow crash

03 December 2013
The police helicopter that crashed, a Eurocopter EC135 Type 2, was the subject of safety checks in July but was not withdrawn from service. 

Firefighters say no more cuts after helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub

03 December 2013
Nine people were killed when a police helicopter crashed through the roof of a packed Glasgow pub, the Clutha, as a band was in full flow on Friday evening last week.

Reports round-up 2

03 December 2013
Tube drivers set to strike for a day | Firefighters’ ballot draws to an end | Hewlett Packard workers balloted | Gatwick staff vote to strike over pay |

Legal fight to stop fire station closures begins

26 November 2013
Earlier this year, London Mayor Boris Johnson gave the go-ahead for plans to axe 550 firefighter jobs, 10 stations and 14 engines as part of a £28.8million cuts drive. On Tuesday of this week Islington Council led a bid for a judicial review into the closures at the High Court in London.

Striking firefighters say ‘We will stand strong and fight to the end’

19 November 2013
I visited a few picket lines and they all showed the same solidarity and unity in this fight against our pension thefts.

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