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  • Nuke plant firefighters could strike

    FIREFIGHTERS working at a key nuclear site could go on strike if bosses push through plans for mass sackings, their union warned yesterday.

    Twenty-five emergency response and rescue staff at Urenco’s uranium enrichment plant in Capenhurst, Cheshire, have been threatened with...

    Wednesday 5th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Service in crisis after loss of 10,000 jobs

    NEARLY 10,000 firefighter jobs have been lost in the past six years, plunging the service into its worst crisis in decades, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said yesterday.

    In that time, government funding to the service has been cut by 30 per cent and is likely to be cut by a further 20...

    Wednesday 14th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Firefighters rescue more people than ever before

    by Conrad Landin

    Industrial Reporter

    FIREFIGHTERS rescued more people last year than ever before, according to research published yesterday.

    Figures obtained by the Fire Brigades Union show that more than 41,000 people were rescued by firefighters between April 2015 and...

    Tuesday 6th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Marine firefighter cuts condemned

    MINISTERS must reverse cuts to firefighting services at sea, Shipping union Nautilus International demanded yesterday after an oil rig that ran aground near the Western Isles was feared to have spilled thousands of litres of diesel.

    No-one was on board the rig when it grounded on...

    Friday 12th Aug 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Firefighters ‘stand in for paramedics due to cuts’

    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

  • Firefighters suspend strike threatening holiday-makers

    A STRIKE which threatened to disrupt flights at the height of the holiday season was called off yesterday.

    Unite said it had suspended a ballot for action by firefighters at Southampton airport to put a new pensions deal to workers for approval.

    At its policy conference in...

    Wednesday 13th Jul 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Firefighters’ union release film exposing risk to lives

    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

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • FBU warns against chiefs’ 96-hour shift proposals

    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

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Public safety at risk as 253 firefighter posts slashed

    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

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Johnson’s cuts led to more deaths in fires

    Firefighters call for urgent action by authorities

    Wednesday 25th May 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain