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December 20, 2014

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CHANGE.ORG PETITION -

Saturday, December 6, 2014

#REINSTATERICKYMATTHEWS MARCH AND DEMO -

Friday, December 5, 2014

ALL FIREFIGHTER MEMBERS BUCKINGHAMSHIRE -

Friday, August 1, 2014

PRESS & MEDIA CONTACTS -

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

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    CHANGE.ORG PETITION

    Please see the link below to petition MK Council, Bucks CC Council and B&MKFA to reinstate Ricky Matthews   https://www.change.org/p/buckinghamshire-milton-keynes-fire-authority-reinstate-ricky-matthews

  • #REINSTATERICKYMATTHEWS MARCH AND DEMO

      All,   Preparations have taken place to hold a march and demo in Aylesbury, Bucks. The march will assemble at Oakfield Road Park at 11 30, the Rally point will be in Kingsbury Square and is likely to be around 13 00.   The march will be assembling at Oakfield Road Park and the rally is in Kingsbury Square. The postcodes for these are HP20 1LL AND HP20 2JA respectively.   Transport- the assembly point is about 30 mins walk from Aylesbury Train Station (which has a mainline route to London Marylebone every half hour) (this takes about an hour)….

  • ALL FIREFIGHTER MEMBERS BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

    CIRCULAR 2014HOC0444MW 1 August 2014 TO: ALL FIREFIGHTER MEMBERS BUCKINGHAMSHIRE cc: Regional Officials   Dear Brother/Sister INDUSTRIAL ACTION: PENSIONS IN THE FIRE SERVICE Call for Industrial Action Members have been informed of the results of the ballots for industrial action short of a strike and strike action. Members have also been informed of the industrial action short of a strike ongoing at present. As the person authorised to make the call for industrial action, I now confirm that this discontinuous industrial action will commence and terminate at the times and on the dates specified below: All firefighter members except those…

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    PRESS & MEDIA CONTACTS

    Executive Council Member Ricky Matthews 07917065863 Regional Secretary James Wolfenden 07917 065856 Regional Chair/Oxfordshire Brigade Secretary  Steve Allen 07917 065858 Regional Treasurer Paul Watts 07917 065869 Berkshire  Matt Clarke 07917 065867 Buckinghamshire Keith Williams 07786 800350 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  …

National Press Releases

#REINSTATERICKYMATTHEWS MARCH AND DEMO

Dec 5, 2014

  All,   Preparations have taken place to hold a march and demo in Aylesbury, Bucks. The march will assemble at Oakfield Road Park at 11 30, the Rally point will be in Kingsbury Square and is likely to be around 13 00.   The march will be assembling at Oakfield Road Park and the rally is in Kingsbury Square. The postcodes for these are HP20 1LL AND HP20 2JA respectively.   Transport- the assembly point is about 30 mins walk from Aylesbury Train Station (which has a mainline route to London Marylebone every half hour) (this takes about an hour)….

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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…

Regional Press Releases

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#REINSTATERICKYMATTHEWS MARCH AND DEMO

  All,   Preparations have taken place to hold a march and demo in Aylesbury, Bucks. The march will assemble at Oakfield Road Park at 11 30, the Rally point will be in Kingsbury Square and is likely to be around 13 00.   The march will be assembling at Oakfield Road Park and the rally is in Kingsbury Square. The postcodes for these are HP20 1LL AND HP20 2JA respectively.   Transport- the assembly point is about 30 mins walk from Aylesbury Train Station (which has a mainline route to London Marylebone every half hour) (this takes about an hour)….

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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…