Tag Archives: FBU

Fire sale, going cheap – anyone want to buy enough fire engines and kit to run a large fire service?

June 16, 2011 The Fire Brigades Union has condemned the ‘for sale’ notice placed on the floundering company which owns [...]
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Two FBU victories

April 5, 2011 Sticking by victimised members pays off We have recently been able to celebrate two fantastic victories against [...]
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ASSETCO meeting to discuss crisis – infighting begins – brigade’s “smoke and mirrors” over back-up plans

From the London FBU The crisis engulfing AssetCo – the company which owns London’s fire engines and provides strikebreaking fire [...]
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London’s fire engines owned “by a company in meltdown”

March 7, 2011 The chairman, chief executive and finance director of AssetCo, the company which owns and maintains all of [...]
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Breaking News: ASSETCO facing winding-up order – London may lose Fire Engines

From the London FBU News is reaching us that AssetCo, the firm contracted to maintain London’s fire engines and provide [...]
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London Fire dispute ends with FBU members voting for Option 2

FBU members in London have voted heavily in favour of Option 2 of the Resolution Advisory Panel’s recommendations – shifts [...]
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English Regional Firecontrol Project Scrapped

On Monday 20th December the Westminster Fire Minister issued a written Ministerial Statement to the House of Commons which terminated, [...]
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London FBU: RAP makes its recommendation…now it's up to you

A CONSULTATIVE BALLOT is about to begin, asking FBU members whether they wish to accept the recommendations of the chair [...]
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Coleman’s latest anti-firefighter outburst

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is today facing calls – including one from his predecessor, Ken Livingstone – to [...]
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Shock closure threat to suffolk 999 centre – fbu urges public to speak out

27 November 2010 Emergency fire calls in Suffolk could soon be answered outside the county under plans to close the [...]
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Astonishing bust-up between radio's 'Mr Angry' and Brian Coleman

A sensational bust-up today between Brian Coleman, Tory chairman of the London fire authority, and LBC radio presenter James O’Brien. [...]
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FBU rep challenges Socialist Worker's coverage of fire strikes

In defence of the FBU This is from Socialist Worker Your coverage of the London firefighters’ dispute has angered FBU [...]
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Fire Service Pensions:the latest attacks outlined

At the Firefighters Pension Committee (FPC) meeting held on 17 November 2010 a paper was presented by the Communities and [...]
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London's 27 fire engines: not Brian Coleman's toys to throw out of his pram, says Fire Brigades Union

Following London Mayor Boris Johnson’s answers to questions on London’s 27 missing fire engines, the Fire Brigades Union general secretary [...]
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No-strike contracts offered to firefighters

Thursday 11 November 2010 A fire authority was accused today of being “hell bent” on provoking industrial action by firefighters [...]
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Coleman faces backlash from LFEPA faces backlash from LEFPA colleagues

London FBU Senior figures on the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) have slammed chairman Brian Coleman for his [...]
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Coleman's proposed cuts: "It stinks to high heaven" – listen to James O'Brien on LBC

Listen to James O’Brien’s podcast from LBC 97.3 on Brian Coleman’s proposal to cut 27 appliances in London. Ron Dobson [...]
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Tories propose 500 firefighter cuts after strike

London could lose 500 firefighters and one in six of its fire engines under new cost-cutting measures proposed by its [...]
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Strike suspended – decision on mass sackings delayed

At its meeting this afternoon, the London regional committee of the FBU agreed to put a proposal to the brigade, [...]
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A day of shocking violence against London's Firefighters

Vehicles driven at speed into three FBU pickets Two strikebreakers arrested Strikebreaking contractors refuse first aid equipment to the injured [...]
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“Reckless and irresponsible”: Coleman and Dobson threaten to leave London without a fire service

The accusation has been thrown at the FBU by the London Fire Service and much of the media that it [...]
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London Fire Service – Coleman fails to show up at peace talks

Last night on national television, the leader of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), Councillor Brian Coleman, invited [...]
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November 5th Firefighters strike unless London Fire Brigade withdraws sacking notice

London’s 5,600 firefighters are set to escalate their strike action unless the London Fire Brigade withdraws the August 11 sacking [...]
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FBU calls 47 hour strike

Just received news that the FBU has called a further strike on November 5th at 10.00 hours, to last for [...]
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FBU sets strike dates

Following yesterdays decisive strike ballot result, the Fire Brigades Union has called two initial 8-hour strikes. The first strike will [...]
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London Firefighter vote for strike by 79%

London firefighters today voted by 3482 to 943 to take strike action unless London Fire Brigade Commissioner Ron Dobson withdraws [...]
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Hutton Proposals for Firefighter Pensions are just a step too far

Firefighters are appalled to learn of the Hutton proposals on pensions, which suggest cuts in their pension provision, increasing their [...]
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Fire Service threat to move out of county (Berkshire)

The future of Berkshire’s fire control centre in Tilehurst is on the brink, according to the Reading Chronicle. Two weeks [...]
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London FBU Ballot result: "It's a landslide!"

FBU members in London have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action short of a strike in response to management threat to [...]
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FBU Ballot begins over LFEPA sacking threat

FBU’s general secretary, Matt Wrack , wrote last week to LFEPA (London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority) bosses, notifying them [...]
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Threat to sack London Firefighters – FBU ballot deadline

The London Fire Authority’s threat to dismiss all their staff and re-employ them on new terms and conditions has produced [...]
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Matt Wrack comments on LFEPA sack threat

Fire Brigades Union’s general secretary, Matt Wrack, has just released the following statement in relation to today’s developments: “Sacking all [...]
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Talks blown apart as LFEPA begins process of mass dismissals

A letter to all London FBU members The FBU has reported previously on the ongoing talks taking place over LFEPA’s [...]
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London FBU responds to commissioner's blog

The FBU was very disappointed to read the commissioner’s latest blog post, in which he openly threatens to sack every [...]
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Matt Wrack re-elected

FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack has been re-elected. He received 6,088 votes. The other candidate John McGhee received 3,920. 42,376 [...]
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Why this basket case of an authority is not fit to run the world's finest fire service

This is a London FBU Newsletter ‘THE REPUTATION OF the London Fire Brigade is being dragged through the mud. The [...]
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South Yorks Firefighters threatened with sack over shift changes

South Yorks Fire dispute: formal letters sent threatening to sack firefighters if they will not accept shift changes. The South [...]
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London FBU: Industrial action to begin as talks break down

London FBU is set to commence industrial action next week after talks aimed at averting a dispute ended in deadlock. [...]
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Essex Fire Crews tell Fire Authority – suspend plans for firefighter cuts or ballot starts on June 25th

Essex fire crews and officers have given the fire authority a further 10 days to shelve plans to cut firefighters [...]
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Money to burn: fire service IT project spending £40 million on rent and other building costs after series of delays

This is an FBU press release Nearly £40 million will be spent on nine regional fire control centre buildings before [...]
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Oppose Buckinghamshire Fire Service Cuts

Dear Comrades, Will you please take a moment to sign the petition on the link below? It concerns the frontline [...]
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Scottish Firefighters' ill health retirement restored by Scottish government

The Fire Brigades Union welcomes the announcement made today by Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety, that guidance for [...]
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London Firefighters vote for strike action over pensions

This is an FBU circular to London Region members London firefighters have voted by a massive majority to take strike [...]
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Justice for Firefighters' pensions – first round to the FBU

This is a circular to FBU members from Matt Wrack.  I am very pleased to be able to report that [...]
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Newquay Hotel Fire

This is a recording of an interview with Matt Wrack, FBU General Secretary and the Chief Fire officer following the Newquay [...]
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Sign the e-petition against Regional Fire Controls

Below is the link to the e-petition against the government’s move to Regional Fire Controls. Please take the time to [...]
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Firefighters union makes cash donation to SNP

SCOTTISH Nationalists today welcomed donations from the Fire Brigades Union to several SNP candidates in next month’s Holyrood and council [...]
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Appeal Court Rules Firefighters Cannot Be Forced To Attend Medical Emergencies

FBU Press Release 28 February 2007An appeal brought by two fire authorities seeking to force firefighters to answer 999 medical [...]
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Cout Rules Firefighters Cannot be forced to attend Medical Emergencies

FBU Press Release A legal case brought by two fire authorities seeking to force firefighters to answer 999 medical emergencies [...]
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Merseyside Fire Fighters Strike

Below are two bulletins from the FBU in relation to the Merseyside Firefighters strike which is in opposition to job [...]
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