FIREFIGHTERS vowed yesterday to vote Labour in an “absolutely crucial” general election to protect life-saving services and their working rights.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s snap election on June 8 is a “cynical” attempt to increase the Tory majority in...
Thursday 11th May 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
ANTI-UNION legislation is the “epitome of contempt for ordinary working people” firefighters stormed yesterday as they stepped up their campaign to scrap the Trade Union Act.
Tearing apart the Tory law, Fire Brigades Union (FBU) Shropshire delegate Matthew...
by Steve Sweeney
FIREFIGHTERS need more protection because exposure to extreme heat puts them at higher risk of heart attack, a study revealed yesterday.
Research published by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) showed that the physical exertion and extended exposure to extreme...
Tuesday 4th Apr 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
Tory austerity means making us less safe, writes DIANE ABBOTT
Saturday 28th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
FIREFIGHTERS took the government to court yesterday over a new pension scheme that discriminates against younger crew members.
Fire service employers in England and Wales are defending the scheme, under which the affected workers will have to save more than 85 per cent of their wages...
Wednesday 11th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
JIM MALONE writes on the FBU’s uphill battle to deliver desperately needed equipment to the dangerously underequipped firefighters in the occupied West Bank
Monday 5th Dec 2016
- 10,000 firefighter jobs cut
- Assault on professional standards
Wednesday 30th Nov 2016
NORTH Yorkshire firefighters are balloting on industrial action over plans to replace some fire engines with cars.
North Yorkshire Combined Fire Authority, in common with others, plans to replace some appliances with tactical response vehicles (TRVs).
A TRV is basically a...
Friday 18th Nov 2016
Government putting lives at risk, says union
Wednesday 26th Oct 2016
posted by Will Stone in Britain
FIREFIGHTERS at a nuclear enrichment site in Cheshire have voted to strike next week over job losses and an attack on their terms and conditions.
GMB members at the Urenco UK site at Capenhurst voted, on a full turnout, for strike action by a resounding 88 per cent.
Saturday 22nd Oct 2016