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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

LANDMARK VICTORY FOR THE FBU -

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Effective political lobbying -

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2012 – FURTHER YOUGOV ONLINE SURVEY – FBU MEMBERS’ ATTITUDE TO PENSION CHANGES -

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lobby of Parliament – 7 November: Stop the cuts in our fire service -

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

March to defend Firefighter Pensions, Pay & Jobs -

Monday, September 10, 2012

FBU mass demonstration October 20th 2012 -

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hampshire – All members circular -

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Workers Memorial Day -

Thursday, April 5, 2012

DeHavilland Report – Fire Brigades Union Monday, 26 March 2012 -

Monday, March 26, 2012

HANTS FBU MASS MEETING – PENSIONS -

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fire Authority Fail Berkshire Residents -

Thursday, February 16, 2012

FBU SAYS PENSIONS PROPOSALS ARE “UNACCEPTABLE”, MOVE TO CONSULT FIRE CREWS AND RECOMMEND RAPID MOVE TO PREPARE A NATIONAL STRIKE BALLOT -

Friday, February 10, 2012

Executive Council statement: pension proposals -

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Firefighters Demand Senior Officers Come Clean On Axing Bucks Emergency 999 Fire Control -

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Emergency Services: A Literature Review on Occupational Safety and Health Risks -

Monday, November 21, 2011

Exercise Watermark flood report – FBU reaction -

Monday, October 31, 2011

Privatisation of London fire training and of the fire control centre would compromise safety and bring high financial risks -

Monday, October 24, 2011

Prescott should take the blame for FiReControl failure, not firefighters -

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hands of our Pensions – Campaign Briefing -

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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    PRESS & MEDIA CONTACTS

    Executive Council Member Ricky Matthews 07917065863 Regional Chair/Oxfordshire Brigade Secretary  Steve Allen 07917 065858 Regional Treasurer/Berkshire Brigade Secretary Paul Watts 07917 065869 Berkshire  Robin Whitman 07917 065867 Matt Clarke 07917 065867 Buckinghamshire James Wolfenden 07917 065856 Hampshire Nigel McCullen 07917 065876 Oxfordshire Mark Ames 07824 691607 Isle of Wight Spencer Cave 07917 065866

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    LANDMARK VICTORY FOR THE FBU

    THE FIRE BRIGADES UNION  For immediate release: 17TH May 2013   LANDMARK VICTORY FOR THE FBU  On the 1st March 2012 the Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service closed its emergency control room based in Newport and transferred this vital emergency function to Surrey Fire & Rescue Service based in Reigate.   The staff of both services were protected by TUPE Regulations.  This legislation provides staff with a number of protections which both the IOW & Surrey Fire & Rescue Services admit that they failed to comply with.  They now have 28 days to pay the union £83,000  …

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    Effective political lobbying

    Effective political lobbying   Surgeries It’s not only doctors who have surgeries, politicians have them as well. It’s when they invite constituents in to chat with them about their concerns and issues.   Most MPs and local councillors hold regular surgeries and advertise them on local council websites; you will also be able to find information in your local library. Many local politicians are now using regular “walkabout” surgeries in an area where they will have leafleted giving notice beforehand. Some politicians prefer you to make an appointment, others see people on a first come first served basis – it…

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    2012 – FURTHER YOUGOV ONLINE SURVEY – FBU MEMBERS’ ATTITUDE TO PENSION CHANGES

    URGENT: ONLY TEN DAYS REMAINING  Dear Brother/Sister, 2012 – FURTHER YOUGOV ONLINE SURVEY – FBU MEMBERS’ ATTITUDE TO PENSION CHANGES What is the purpose of this survey?   In May 2011 the FBU commissioned YouGov to run an online survey to gather evidence from FBU members about their attitude to the Government’s proposed changes to the firefighters’ pension schemes. The results of this survey provided the union with a great deal of evidence, which has been used to challenge the government over their proposals.   In April 2012 the government imposed an employee contribution increase (which represented 50% of their…

  • They Slash, You Burn

    Lobby of Parliament – 7 November: Stop the cuts in our fire service

      You will be aware of the FBU’s ongoing campaign against the cuts agenda that is being driven by the coalition government.   Up and down the country Fire Services are planning very significant cuts which mean job losses, station closures and the loss of fire engines.  As you are well aware these cuts will put the safety of the public and of firefighters at greater risk. In addition, underfunding of the Service by Central Government means that our pay and our pensions continue to be attacked.   In the latest of several initiatives the Union has organised a rally…

National Press Releases

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LANDMARK VICTORY FOR THE FBU

May 18, 2013

THE FIRE BRIGADES UNION  For immediate release: 17TH May 2013   LANDMARK VICTORY FOR THE FBU  On the 1st March 2012 the Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service closed its emergency control room based in Newport and transferred this vital emergency function to Surrey Fire & Rescue Service based in Reigate.   The staff of both services were protected by TUPE Regulations.  This legislation provides staff with a number of protections which both the IOW & Surrey Fire & Rescue Services admit that they failed to comply with.  They now have 28 days to pay the union £83,000  …

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FBU SAYS PENSIONS PROPOSALS ARE “UNACCEPTABLE”, MOVE TO CONSULT FIRE CREWS AND RECOMMEND RAPID MOVE TO PREPARE A NATIONAL STRIKE BALLOT

Feb 10, 2012

FIRE BRIGADES UNION Immediate release 9 February FBU SAYS PENSIONS PROPOSALS ARE “UNACCEPTABLE”, MOVE TO CONSULT FIRE CREWS AND RECOMMEND RAPID MOVE TO PREPARE A NATIONAL STRIKE BALLOT The Fire Brigades Union says the Government’s pension proposals are unacceptable and are consulting fire crews with a recommendation there is a rapid move to prepare a strike ballot. The union says it is committed to further dialogue and called on Government to address the issues raised and evidence provided by the union rather than ignoring them. The proposals are unacceptable in that they include: Unaffordable and unfair contribution rates A totally…

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Executive Council statement: pension proposals

Feb 9, 2012

The Executive Council met today to discuss the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme: Heads of Agreement   This document sets out the parameters to govern scheme design for the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in England to be introduced from April 2015 (‘the 2015 scheme’) is attached below.   After a lengthy discussion the following statement has been agreed:   Executive Council statement: pension proposals   The Executive Council has now received the proposals for fire service pensions. We are disappointed that the significant body of evidence presented by the Fire Brigades Union during these discussions appears to have been ignored.   We believe…

Regional Press Releases

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LANDMARK VICTORY FOR THE FBU

THE FIRE BRIGADES UNION  For immediate release: 17TH May 2013   LANDMARK VICTORY FOR THE FBU  On the 1st March 2012 the Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service closed its emergency control room based in Newport and transferred this vital emergency function to Surrey Fire & Rescue Service based in Reigate.   The staff of both services were protected by TUPE Regulations.  This legislation provides staff with a number of protections which both the IOW & Surrey Fire & Rescue Services admit that they failed to comply with.  They now have 28 days to pay the union £83,000  …

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Fire Authority Fail Berkshire Residents

Fire Authority Fail Berkshire Residents     The Fire Brigades Union inBerkshire has strongly condemned the decision taken by Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (RBFA) to accept the Governments ‘one off’ Council Tax Freeze Grant rather than increase the council tax precept.   At its Budget setting meeting on 15th February 2012 members of the Fire Authority voted in favour of accepting the Council Tax Freeze Grant instead of opting for a modest increase of just 3.5% to its share of the council tax. That rise would have equated to just £1.95 for a band D household and given Royal Berkshire…

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Executive Council statement: pension proposals

The Executive Council met today to discuss the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme: Heads of Agreement   This document sets out the parameters to govern scheme design for the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in England to be introduced from April 2015 (‘the 2015 scheme’) is attached below.   After a lengthy discussion the following statement has been agreed:   Executive Council statement: pension proposals   The Executive Council has now received the proposals for fire service pensions. We are disappointed that the significant body of evidence presented by the Fire Brigades Union during these discussions appears to have been ignored.   We believe…

Fire Brigades Union Southern Region News

Firefighters Demand Senior Officers Come Clean On Axing Bucks Emergency 999 Fire Control

THE FIRE BRIGADESUNION For immediate release:  Monday 21st November Firefighters Demand Senior Officers Come Clean On Axing Bucks Emergency 999 Fire Control The Fire Brigades Union is demanding a full public consultation over fire authority plans to axe Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service emergency 999 fire service command and control centre.   At its meeting on the 28th September the Fire Authority took the decision, behind closed doors, to commence the process of outsourcing the Aylesbury based emergency 999 control room to Cambridgeshire, over 50 miles away.  A number of other options were dismissed without the evidence being made public…