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17 July 2019
Proposals by our fire authority to cut eight fully staffed fire stations and axe 30 fire engines were described by one councillor as "turbo-charging austerity", putting lives at risk.
3 January 2018
At the North Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting on 13 December, the decision was taken unanimously to reverse the decision made three years ago to reduce crewing of 'tactical response vehicles' (TRVs) to just three firefighters.
4 November 2015
At a recent Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service review consultation meeting firefighters and ex-firefighters in attendance were initially prevented from speaking.
30 September 2015
A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.
19 December 2011
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
23 November 2011
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...
13 October 2009
Firefighters across the country are facing a plethora of attacks on jobs, services, conditions and pay, writes Greg Maughan.
11 October 2007
AFTER THE usual sham of 'consultation', Devon and Somerset Fire Authority have decided to axe 25 jobs in the fire service in Devon, despite a budget surplus of £1 million.... By Jim Lowe, Devon Socialist Party
26 February 2005
FIREFIGHTERS AND local residents in Barnsley have been campaigning to stop the closure of two major fire stations and the halving of fire appliances in others...
28 March 2003
WE'VE HAD a 42-hour week since 1982. Now they want us to work 20 hours of overtime a month. That means 5,000 jobs going, writes Andy Brickles, East Midlands regional FBU chair.
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