Socialist Worker

FBU


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The police helicopter that crashed, a Eurocopter EC135 Type 2, was the subject of safety checks in July but was not withdrawn from service.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

Pictures of firefighters' strike on 13 November 2013

13 November 2013
Views from the picket lines

Firefighters strike again over pension attacks

13 November 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales walked out of work today, Wednesday, for the fourth time in a row over Tory attacks on their pensions.

Firefighters prepare for new walkout to defend pensions

12 November 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales were set to walk out for a fourth time on Wednesday of this week.

Firefighters' union calls new action in row over pensions

05 November 2013
Firefighters walked out of work across England and Wales on Friday of last week and Monday of this week against Tory attacks on their pensions.

Firefighters organised to get strikes back on, now call more action to win

29 October 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales were set to walk out twice this week after the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) announced further strike dates.

Firefighters' union announces two further strike dates

25 October 2013
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced today, Friday, two further strike dates for firefighters in England and Wales.

Angry firefighters demand fresh strikes after union postpones walkout

22 October 2013
Firefighters are furious after the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) called off a planned five-hour strike to defend pensions last week.

Back the strikes - and push for more to win

15 October 2013
Strikes and protests by workers are taking on the Tories. Teachers in several regions were preparing to strike on Thursday of this week against the government’s assault on education.

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.