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13 March 2013
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.
5 March 2013
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...
31 January 2013
Boris Johnson has yesterday formally overruled the London fire authority and is pressing ahead with fire service cuts
21 January 2013
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
2 January 2013
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...
19 September 2012
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.
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...
27 October 2011
On 18 October, the Fire Brigades Union issued a statement explaining why it is not balloting for strike action on 30 November. Socialist Party statement and a reply from Ian Leahair, FBU Executive Council Member for London.
17 August 2011
The Fire Brigades Union says fire crews are 'sickened' by the silence of politicians over fire service cuts...
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