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14 October 2015

Should trade unions be re-affiliating to the Labour Party?

In light of Jeremy Corbyn's victory, is the issue of non-affiliated unions affiliating to Labour now on the agenda?

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30 September 2015

Anger and protest against fire service cuts in Leicestershire

A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.

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26 June 2015

"No fat to cut" in N. Yorkshire fire service

Over 50 firefighters and supporters demonstrated in Easingwold, North Yorkshire on Wednesday 24th June against cuts of 1.3 million to the North Yorks Fire and Rescue Service

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17 June 2015

Fire service cuts a double-edged sword

Firefighters and 999 controllers in Essex struck overnight on 13 and 14 June. The action was the latest in a long-running dispute over staffing cuts and shift changes.

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13 May 2015

FBU conference looks to continue fightback

The Fire Brigades Union 2015 conference is being held just days after the general election. Another 20% of cuts by the Tory government would reduce the fire service to the bone

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26 November 2014

Firefighters block fire minister's path

Over 200 firefighters and supporters blockaded the entrance to West Norwood fire-station to prevent the entry of fire service minister Penny Mordaunt

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20 August 2014

North West Fire Service call centre cuts catastrophe

The disastrous consequences of just one element of cuts and privatisation in the fire service recently hit the news, when a fire crew from Carlisle in Cumbria were instructed to attend an incident near Bolton in Lancashire - a 200 mile round trip

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20 December 2013

Firefighters' strikes on Xmas eve and after

Firefighters in England and Wales will be on strike again over pensions on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and 3rd January

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16 December 2013

Angry pickets in Leeds

Firefighters held a further two stoppages of four hours each time on Friday and Saturday as part of their ongoing dispute over changes to pensions

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Surrey FBU area reps prepare for the 'save our fire service' march on 7 December, photo Paul Couchman

4 December 2013

Save our fire service!

Hundreds are planning to march behind the Save Our Services banner on a demonstration on 7 December to save fire stations in Surrey

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9 October 2013

Firefighters rally against cuts

Firefighters will assemble in London on 16 October to demonstrate against changes to pensions and cuts to the fire service, writes Neil Cafferky.

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29 May 2013

Fire service cuts

In Lewisham, New Cross and Downham fire stations are threatened with closure, writes Lewisham 'ready for a fight'Lewisham 'ready for a fight'.

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13 March 2013

London: Save our fire service!

On 16 March, firefighters and supporters will be out in force protesting against London mayor Boris Johnson's plans to cut 50 million from London's fire service, writes Chris Newby.

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5 March 2013

London fire service cuts 'consultation'

The public consultation exercise has begun on proposals by the commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, Ron Dobson, supported by the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to close 12 fire stations, remove 18 engines and slash 520 frontline firefighter posts...

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31 January 2013

London mayor pressing ahead with fire service cuts

Boris Johnson has yesterday formally overruled the London fire authority and is pressing ahead with fire service cuts

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Matt Wrack, FBU geneal secretary,London lobby of fire authority, 21 January 2013, photo Neil Cafferky

Matt Wrack, FBU geneal secretary,London lobby of fire authority, 21 January 2013, photo Neil Cafferky

21 January 2013

Save London's fire service

The Fire Brigades Union has condemned proposals by the mayor of London to close 12 fire stations, remove 18 fire engines and slash firefighters' jobs

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2 January 2013

W Yorkshire - Campaigners gain some results against fire cuts

On Friday 21st December West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority met to pass 7 million worth of annual cuts to its budget including the closure of six fire stations and the loss of over 200 firefighter posts...

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19 September 2012

Stop the fire service cuts in West Yorkshire

Over the last year, over 1,000 fire fighter jobs have been lost nationally, a number equivalent to an entire brigade, writes Mikey Divers, Leeds Socialist Party.

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19 December 2011

Public 'disgust and shock' at fire service cuts

It is no secret that Britain's Fire and Rescue Services are today fighting a war of survival, writes Sean Fleming, assistant secretary of Notts Fire Brigades Union

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23 November 2011

Fire service cuts

South Yorkshire Fire Authority is planning to close four fire stations, take three engines out of service and cut 140 firefighters' jobs (20% of the workforce) by introducing four consecutive 24 hour shifts...

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