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29 May 2013
In Lewisham, New Cross and Downham fire stations are threatened with closure, writes Lewisham 'ready for a fight'Lewisham 'ready for a fight'.
22 May 2013
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) met on 15-17 May in the teeth of enormous attacks on firefighters and on the life-saving service they provide, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.
19 March 2013
Hundreds marched to resist the closure of Clapham fire station, one of 12 to fall victim to the mayor's slash and burn budget
20 February 2013
Dave Murray reviews the new "It's time to take over the banks" FBU pamphlet by Michael Roberts and Mick Brooks. Introduction by Matt Wrack, general secretary, FBU...
13 February 2013
Hospital workers fighting massive pay cuts have forced Mid Yorks hospital Trust to extend the deadline for agreeing to new contracts by three weeks so that negotiations can proceed
31 January 2013
Boris Johnson has yesterday formally overruled the London fire authority and is pressing ahead with fire service cuts
21 January 2013
Victory: After 1,000 firefighters protested outside a meeting of the London Fire Authority, the Authority voted 9:8 against closing fire stations and cutting jobs. But the mayor vowed to continue 'consulting' over the 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
31 October 2012
On the tenth anniversary of the national Fire Brigades Union (FBU) dispute, a benefit event will be held on Friday 16 November
19 July 2012
Hundreds of striking firefighters and their supporters paraded through Chelmsford on Wednesday 18 July in a show of defiance against the dictatorial attitudes and cuts of their Fire Authority
3 July 2012
Since 2008 the Essex Fire Authority has been set on a course of aggressive confrontation with the FBU union, and wholly unnecessary cuts in frontline services, writes Dave Murray.
2 May 2012
Round-up across the country: All together in Liverpool to support TUSC mayoral stand: 300 people attended the Liverpool pre-election rally for mayoral candidate Tony Mulhearn and other Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates across Merseyside, writes Dave Walsh.
22 March 2012
On the day of the millionaires' budget, Bob Crow opened a rally to launch the TUSC campaign for the May London Assembly elections. He reported that none of the London RMT branches had said they shouldn’t support TUSC
10 February 2012
25 January 2012
As the leaders of the big Labour-supporting trade unions warn Labour of the risk of losing trade union support, an electoral challenge in the Greater London Assembly elections involving leading trade unionists is being prepared...
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...
5 November 2011
Jarrow marchers march into history
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.
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