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What’s the big deal about subcos?

What’s the big deal about subcos?

Tim Lezard looks at what unions in the South West are doing to fight the privatisation of NHS jobs More »

HOPE not Hate researcher infiltrates US alt-right – last chance to help fund his film

HOPE not Hate researcher infiltrates US alt-right – last chance to help fund his film

Patrik Hermansson's astonishing undercover footage is a story that deserves to be told More »

Refugees, Trump and Twitter – Harry Leslie Smith in his own words

Refugees, Trump and Twitter – Harry Leslie Smith in his own words

Tim Lezard talks to the nonagenarian publishing sensation about his hopes for the future More »

UCU strike vote represents another defeat for the Tories’ anti-union laws

UCU strike vote represents another defeat for the Tories’ anti-union laws

UCU member Gregor Gall looks at the challenges facing the union's members in the wake of such a positive ballot result More »

 

Tag Archives: FBU

Over to you, Minister – FBU waits on Mourdant to help resolve pensions dispute

The FBU has written to Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt in a renewed attempt to persuade her to open a dialogue to resolve its long-running pensions dispute. In the letter FBU assistant general secretary Andy Dark writes: “FBU negotiators are available to meet any time including

FBU pours cold water on cuts report

Think-tank Reform says Boris Johnson is not making enough cuts to London fire service

Injured firefighters should be entitled to compensation, says FBU

Union says members risk their lives every day, enduring pain, loss of earnings and permanent damage

Government “sneaks out” firefighters’ pension change

FBU has warned that plans to force firefighters in England to pay more for their pensions could backfire, as younger firefighters opt out of the scheme rather than pay increased rates of up to 13.5%

FBU calls on Boris to abandon plans to close stations after dramatic rescue

A woman owes to her life to firefighters from a station earmarked for closure by London's mayor

Firefighters’ flooding funding clamours for firm footing

Incidents of flooding doubled last year, but without any guaranteed money from government

FBU calls on trade unionists to sign anti-privatisation petition

Union asks for support to save our fire and rescue services

Mega-brigade will not save more lives, says FBU

Merging Avon with Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service is a diversion that will not improve the service to the public, the FBU has warned. The union was responding to yesterday’s surprise announcement by the two fire authority chairs

MPs condemn fire service privatisation plans

Parliamentarians say they want a fire service that puts the public first