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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.
5 October 2011
In July, the London Transport regional council of the transport union RMT unanimously passed a resolution stating that the 2012 elections for the Greater London Assembly (GLA) and mayor present an opportunity for a trade union based anti-cuts challenge
17 August 2011
The Fire Brigades Union says fire crews are 'sickened' by the silence of politicians over fire service cuts...
13 July 2011
Leeds college strike, Fire service job cuts,
29 June 2011
Monday 18 July, 6pm, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Sq, W1T 6AQ. Called by the NSSN and London RMT, FBU, PCS and CWU. A marker has been put down by the strikes on 30 June - this is just the beginning! TUC must organise 24-hour public sector strike
29 June 2011
LGBT (lesbian, gay bisexual and trans) firefighters organised by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) are refusing to march at Pride London on Saturday 2 July under the banner of their employer, the London Fire Brigade, writes Socialist Party LGBT group convenor.
25 May 2011
Seventy delegates to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) conference attended the official fringe meeting about how to fight the cuts, writes Hugh Caffrey, North West Socialist Party.
18 May 2011
Losing your home: More evidence that the government's austerity measures are pushing the economy back into recession comes from the latest house repossession figures...
2 February 2011
On 18 January the general secretary of the FBU firefighters' union, Matt Wrack, visited Rugby fire station, writes Steve Roberts, Chair Warwickshire FBU.
1 December 2010
Breeding ignoramus: DID THE newly appointed Tory peer, Howard Flight, confuse EU farm subsidies with child benefit when he said such payments will encourage "breeding"...
23 November 2010
On 17 November FBU members from Gloucestershire joined the 2,000 firefighters who poured out of their rally at Westminster and blocked the road outside Parliament, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
18 November 2010
Over 2,000 firefighters packed into Westminster Central Hall on 17 November in a show of strength against the most brutal attacks on the fire service seen in decades...
11 November 2010
The London district committee of the firefighters' union, the FBU, voted by 19 to 3 to postpone its strike action planned for 5 and 6 November...
3 November 2010
The mood of striking London firefighters was made even more determined when two FBU members were hit by vehicles on picket lines on 1 November...
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