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Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.

Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

Union slams deadly  fire failings and cuts Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings.

Strikes defy French cops as union leaders seek shoddy deals

Strikes defy French cops as union leaders seek shoddy deals Another day of national strikes and demonstrations was set for Thursday this week in France.

Could this dam cope with a climate catastrophe?

Could this dam cope with a climate catastrophe? A dam holding around 1.3 million tonnes of water seemed set to collapse.

Firefighter Miguel Roldan speaks out - taking on the state to save refugees

Firefighter Miguel Roldan speaks out - taking on the state to save refugees Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldan faces up to 20 years in jail for helping to rescue desperate refugees who would otherwise have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. He spoke to Nick Clark about why states are going to war on migrants – and what we can do about it

Firefighters reject ‘insulting proposal’ over new duties

Firefighters reject ‘insulting proposal’ over new duties Firefighters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to enter into open-ended contracts.

Don’t let blame for Grenfell Tower disaster be deflected onto firefighters

19 February 2019
A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary entitled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? aired on Monday.

Fire authorities plan bonfire of services

30 December 2018
A fire station in Scotland was so short-staffed in December that it was forced to close.

Privatisation scam at the London Fire Brigade let bosses cream off millions

28 August 2018
Three top privatisation bosses ripped off millions of pounds of money in scams involving the London Fire Brigade (LFB), a report has revealed.

West Mids bosses retreat after a vote for fire action

03 July 2018
Strong support for strikes among firefighters in the West Midlands has forced bosses to back down from an attack on their terms and conditions.

LETTERS - Saddleworth Moor blaze shows danger of fire service cuts

03 July 2018
I live in Mossley, near the Saddleworth Moor fire that raged for almost a week.

Fire safety professional speaks out - Greed failed people at Grenfell, not firefighters

12 June 2018
A fire safety professional spoke to Socialist Worker about how the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower put people at risk—and the experiences of firefighters who fought the blaze

Will new contracts make firefighters clear the bins?

29 April 2018
The fire service—overseen by Labour councillors—has introduced contracts that could make new firefighters take on extra duties

A powerful meeting demands justice for Grenfell

01 February 2018
An important meeting injected urgency into the Justice4Grenfell campaign

Reports round-up: Walkout at a delivery office

28 November 2017
Also: lobby of Scottish parliament, nuclear strike and Universal Credit protest

More flammable cladding and fewer firefighters—Tory Britain after Grenfell

31 October 2017
“It’s like cladding your home in solid petrol,” fire expert and surveyor Arnold Tarling told the BBC last week.

Reports round-up: Porters, cleaners and domestics protest at north London hospital

17 October 2017
Also: Mears workers prepare for more action | Grantham NHS protest | Bristol Deliveroo strike | Gatwick baggage handlers to strike | Bloomberg security guards protest | Bield care homes collapse | Filia feminism conference | Sellafield firefighters strike

Anger over pay grows as firefighters reject bosses' 2 percent offer

14 September 2017
Firefighters in the FBU union rejected a pay offer yesterday, Wednesday, amid anger at being asked to perform extra duties for little extra money.

Tories must answer for deaths in Grenfell fire

20 June 2017
Years of cuts to council budgets, the fire brigade, and the deliberate running-down of council estates are the context of this tragedy

Manchester firefighters face job cuts if they don't fight

20 September 2016
Every firefighter in Greater Manchester could face the sack if they refuse to sign up to a new contract.

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