FIREFIGHTERS responding to medical emergencies are “ill-equipped” to handle some of the 999 callouts they attend, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said yesterday.
Funding cuts to ambulance services by the government mean that fire crews in some areas have to work as ambulance...
Tuesday 2nd Aug 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THE Fire Brigades Union launched a film yesterday warning of the risks caused by government cuts.
It says the public “are no longer safe” — and identifies some of the deaths which it says have been caused by cuts.
FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said:...
Thursday 7th Jul 2016
Secret ballot has no constitutional legitimacy, says resilient Labour leader
Wednesday 29th Jun 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
FIRE chiefs were told off yesterday for implementing an “unlawful” 96-hour shift system.
In a recent report on the finances of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority, chief officer Chris Strickland suggested a series of variations on the Day Crewing Plus system as...
Saturday 25th Jun 2016
HUNDREDS of firefighter jobs are at risk as Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service revealed plans to push through millions of pounds worth of cuts.
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) warned yesterday that a cuts package worth £14.6 million which includes plans to cut 253 firefighter...
Tuesday 21st Jun 2016
Firefighters call for urgent action by authorities
Wednesday 25th May 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
TWO teenage girls caused the unlawful killing of a firefighter after starting a blaze, an inquest jury concluded yesterday.
The 15-year-olds, who cannot be named, are thought to have started the fire when a lit piece of paper was pushed through the doorway of Paul’s Hair World in...
Thursday 19th May 2016
by Our Newsdesk
TRIBUTES poured in yesterday for Ken Cameron, the former general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, who died this week at the age of 74.
Mr Cameron led the FBU between 1980 and 2000 and was also chairman of the People’s Press Printing...
Wednesday 18th May 2016
FIREFIGHTERS voted yesterday to push for strike action to burst years of below-inflation pay rises.
A motion passed at the FBU conference in Blackpool said members had been left “in a worse financial position” with “worsened living standards” over the last...
Thursday 12th May 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Health Secretary’s rota plans ‘cannot be allowed’
Thursday 7th Apr 2016