17 October 2017
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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.
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
20 September 2016
Every firefighter in Greater Manchester could face the sack if they refuse to sign up to a new contract.
30 March 2016
Five million public sector workers and 1.5 million in the private sector face a cut in their take-home pay from next week.
01 March 2016
Firefighters’ union leader Matt Wrack told Nick Clark the left needs to build fighting organisation in the workplace—and get stuck into the struggle to reshape the Labour Party
15 December 2015
Firefighters and their FBU union are sounding the alarm about the impact of successive cuts to fire stations, engines and jobs. Cuts are already increasing the dangers, writes Nick Clark
24 November 2015
Over 120 firefighters staged a noisy and determined protest outside a West Midlands Fire Authority meeting on Monday of this week.
24 November 2015
The firefighters’ FBU union was set to meet on Friday of this week for a recall conference in Blackpool. Delegates were set to vote on whether or not to
25 August 2015
Firefighters and control room staff in Essex struck together as part of a rolling programme of strikes on Monday of this week.
04 August 2015
Essex firefighters are planning to strike on Thursday of this week in defiance at cuts to jobs which will decimate the county’s fire and rescue services.
16 June 2015
Police and child abuse; Belfast equal marriage march; over 3 million are underemployed
16 June 2015
Firefighters are furious after being double-crossed by Tory mayor of London Boris Johnson and fire commissioner Ron Dobson over the return of 13 fire appliances.
19 May 2015
Delegates to the firefighters’ FBU union conference in Blackpool last week debated the way forward for the union.
05 May 2015
The FBU union’s bi-annual conference takes place in Blackpool from Tuesday to Friday of next week. It comes as firefighters’ pensions, jobs and the fire service are under sustained attack.
24 March 2015
Emergency control staff from Essex lobbied MPs at parliament over attacks on their working conditions on Wednesday of last week.
13 March 2015
Striking emergency 999 control operators in Essex were defiant on their picket line today, Friday, after they escalated their walkout to nine days.
10 March 2015
Emergency 999 control operators in Essex have stepped up their fight with Fire and Rescue bosses by beginning an eight-day walkout on Tuesday of this week.
03 March 2015
Firefighters and 999 control operators in Essex struck on Sunday and Monday of this week over attacks on their jobs and the service.
03 February 2015
The FBU union’s recall conference next Tuesday comes at a critical point in the firefighters’ pension dispute.