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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.
20 June 2017
As more details emerge and the death toll rises, it becomes clearer and clearer what a terrible disaster this is. It is a huge tragedy for the immediate community. But that community has come together in a remarkable display of human solidarity
14 June 2017
The Grenfell Tower fire spread with horrific speed. Witnesses described heart-rending scenes as residents attempted to escape. Note: this article was updated and expanded on 19/6/17.
20 December 2016
Such was the feeling of the 40+ people gathered in the Staines Hub
6 January 2016
"The idea that you go from a fire engine with five firefighters on to a van with just two is just madness."
2 December 2015
Selby Socialist Party is supporting the Fire Brigades Union in their campaign against fire service cuts in North Yorkshire, collecting 248 names to add to the FBU petition online that has gathered over 2,600 signatures.
25 November 2015
Leicester is facing some of the most severe cuts to the fire service in the country.
25 November 2015
Firefighters demonstrated outside a Fire Service Authority meeting
17 November 2015
Leicester is facing some of the most severe fire service cuts in the country
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.
14 October 2015
In light of Jeremy Corbyn's victory, is the issue of non-affiliated unions affiliating to Labour now on the agenda?
30 September 2015
A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.
26 June 2015
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
17 June 2015
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.
13 May 2015
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
26 November 2014
Over 200 firefighters and supporters blockaded the entrance to West Norwood fire-station to prevent the entry of fire service minister Penny Mordaunt
20 August 2014
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
20 December 2013
Firefighters in England and Wales will be on strike again over pensions on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and 3rd January
16 December 2013
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
4 December 2013
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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