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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.
26 June 2019
Firefighters in Devon and Somerset have reacted with fury to swingeing cuts in which will cut the fire service 'to the bone'
5 June 2019
South Yorkshire Fire Brigade Union (FBU) members will be lobbying Sheffield City Council meeting outside the Town Hall at 12.30pm on Wednesday 12 June.
6 February 2019
After sustained pressure the fire authority axed its plans to reduce fire cover
5 December 2018
Wallsend station, one of the most deprived wards in the country, has one fire engine - that finishes at 8pm!
6 July 2018
Firefighters on Merseyside are resisting devastating cuts being implemented by the Labour-run fire authority
6 June 2018
West Midlands firefighters have voted by 90% to take strike action against exploitative conditions for new fire service workers. They are being introduced by the Labour-led West Midlands Fire Authority (WMFA).
2 May 2018
Planned contracts would mean new firefighters having to do non-fire service duties
11 April 2018
On our 31 March campaign stall to prevent the night time closure of Wallasey fire station, a careless passer-by dropped a cigarette into a litter bin
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?
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