JUNIOR doctors will launch their fourth round of industrial action today in protest against the imposition of a “dangerous” new contract by Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Members of the British Medical Association will only provide emergency care for the next 48 hours,...
Wednesday 6th Apr 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
FIREFIGHTERS warned yesterday that “unscrupulous landlords” are putting lives at risk as new research shows that one in five privately rented homes are not fitted with smoke alarms.
Data from the English Housing Survey show that in the last decade the proportion of...
Tuesday 29th Mar 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
TWO elderly people who died in a fire at their Merseyside home might have been saved if the government had not viciously cut funding for fire and rescue services, firefighters have said.
Anne and John Farrell died in the blaze in Wirral early on Tuesday. Their nearest local fire...
Thursday 24th Mar 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
BRITISH firefighters sent a message of solidarity to their Belgian counterparts yesterday in the wake of the Brussels bombing.
The Fire Brigades Union paid tribute to the bravery of its sister union’s members in dealing with the fallout of Tuesday’s terror attack.
By Denise Christie
Tuesday 22nd Mar 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
GOVERNMENT plans to hand the running of fire services to police and crime commissioners have been slammed by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).
FBU general secretary Matt Wrack was speaking at a meeting of the parliamentary committee for the Policing & Crime Bill yesterday.
Wednesday 16th Mar 2016
A KEY watchdog official resigned yesterday in protest against Boris Johnson’s “dictatorial” decision to axe 13 fire engines.
London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority finance chairman Andrew Dismore, a Labour member of the London Assembly, said he was “not...
Friday 11th Mar 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
LABOUR chiefs have finally allowed two left-wing union leaders to rejoin the party.
Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack and Public and Commercial Services union leader Mark Serwotka both applied to join Labour following the election of Jeremy Corbyn in September.
Thursday 3rd Mar 2016
FBU: Decommissioned engines might have saved man’s life
Wednesday 24th Feb 2016
Cameron forced to cancel Cabinet as negotiations continue
Saturday 20th Feb 2016