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Union Says Fire Service Is Facing Savage Cuts

Savage cuts will be made to the fire service with as many as one in ten fire-fighters losing their jobs, a union has warned. The Fire Brigades Union (...

13 July, 2011 | Written By Evening Mail

London Firefighters Call Off Strike

London firefighters have called off a strike on the eve of a holiday marked by fireworks and which is traditionally one of the busiest periods for the...

4 November, 2010 | Written By Associated Press

Union To Probe Firemen Deaths

Union chiefs said yesterday they will carry out their own investigation into the deaths of two fire fighters killed in a tower block blaze. James Shea...

9 April, 2010 | Written By Daily Record

East Yorkshire Firefighters Considering Strike Ballot

Firefighters in East Yorkshire are preparing a ballot for industrial action as a dispute over changes to the service intensifies. A ballot over strike...

28 March, 2009 | Written By Hull Daily Mail

Union Plea After Delay In Reaching Blaze

The Fire Brigades Union in Lincolnshire has called on county residents to back its campaign for more firefighters. It comes after a fire appliance too...

10 March, 2009 | Written By Lincolnshire Echo

AM Wants Firefighter Opt-Out In Euro Law

Lives could be lost if retained firefighters aren't allowed to opt out of Euro labour rules, it has been claimed. European Union working time regulati...

28 February, 2009 | Written By South Wales Evening Post

Lives Could Be At Risk, Union Warns

Lives could be at risk if proposed cuts to the fire service in Polesworth and surrounding villages are approved. A proposed budget cut of pounds 89,0...

29 January, 2009 | Written By The Sentinel

Firefighters' Deaths: Union In Safety Calls

Union leaders today called for action to protect the safety of firefighters after new research showed a sharp increase i...

10 November, 2008 | Written By Alan Jones

Union Pours Cold Water On Regional Fire Control Plans

Plans to set up a regional fire control centre which would see emergency calls made in Devon handled in Somerset could h...

20 August, 2008 | Written By Liz Taverner

Firefighters Anger At New Shift System

Firefighters in Derbyshire could quit over changes to their working hours, according to union officials. The brigade int...

20 August, 2008 | Written By Claire Duffin

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