FIREFIGHTERS are to vote on reaffiliating to Labour following Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide victory in the party’s leadership election on a socialist manifesto.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) severed its link to the party in 2004 after a bitter dispute over pay under the Blair...
Wednesday 28th Oct 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Government wants to hand PCCs more control
Saturday 24th Oct 2015
‘Prehistoric’ Tory peer told to apologise
Friday 16th Oct 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Safety struggle goes on for under-attack firefighters
Thursday 15th Oct 2015
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
FIREFIGHTERS will converge on the Commons today to demand that MPs stand up for the future of the fire and rescue service amid huge concerns about public safety.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said the service was facing the worst cuts in its history. Since 2010, the government has...
Wednesday 14th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Our Foreign Desk
THE death toll from a huge explosion at a warehouse in the Chinese port city of Tianjin rose to at least 50 yesterday.
Twelve of the dead were among the 1,000 firefighters sent to tackle the blaze, while 36 more were reported missing.
Friday 14th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in World
Firefighters warn Johnson’s axe stretches 7/7 capacity
Tuesday 7th Jul 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
FIREFIGHTERS said yesterday they were to mount a legal challenge against the government’s decision to force them to remain on front-line duties until they are 60.
Draconian changes to firefighters’ pension arrangements mean that if they are unable to maintain front-line...
Saturday 4th Jul 2015
FIREFIGHTERS slammed “disingenuous” claims that the death toll from fires had halved in the capital, saying yesterday that service cuts would only exacerbate continued dangers.
New figures show that 30 people died as a result of fires in London during the year 2014-15.
Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015
FIREFIGHTERS dropped a proposal to reaffiliate to Labour yesterday amid uncertainties over the party’s future direction.
The proposal to rekindle the union-party link is thought to have had widespread support in the FBU several months ago, following Labour’s opposition to...
Saturday 16th May 2015