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6 July 2016
Greater Manchester Fire Authority is planning to cut 280 firefighter jobs and 26 fire engines. Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members have been protesting these plans, including a huge lobby of the fire authority meeting which approved the cuts. To make up for the loss in staff, the firefighters that remain will be forced to work longer hours.
15 June 2016
The animated, friendly discussion was a refreshing change from the official campaigns
27 April 2016
I decided to stand as one of four TUSC candidates in this year's City of Lincoln council elections for a number of reasons. I had the fantastic experience of campaigning in Dublin alongside the Anti-Austerity Alliance during the Irish general election at the end of February.
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."
9 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Academies strike, call centre strike ballot, firefighters' cuts protest.
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
Over 700 gathered at Westminster Central Hall on 21 November
25 November 2015
Firefighters demonstrated outside a Fire Service Authority meeting
11 November 2015
The Tories' anti-trade union bill could be law as early as January or even December.
11 November 2015
The civil war in Labour took a further step into the open when Labour's shadow defence spokesperson supported an outrageous attack on Jeremy Corbyn by a top general.
4 November 2015
Cameron and Co are rushing their anti-union legislation through parliament ahead of the next wave of vicious cuts that would see £12 billion cut from welfare and a further £20 billion slashed from public services.
14 October 2015
In light of Jeremy Corbyn's victory, is the issue of non-affiliated unions affiliating to Labour now on the agenda?
30 September 2015
A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.
9 September 2015
The Trade Union Congress meets in Brighton from 13-16 September in the most important Congress since 1984.
2 September 2015
Kill the bill!: Rob Williams explains why all trade unionists should come to the NSSN lobby of TUC Congress to build the pressure for mass action to defeat the Tories' planned anti-union laws.
8 July 2015
Militant trade unionists from across the country gave inspiring accounts of strikes and struggles against austerity. Britain needs a 24-hour general strike.
6 July 2015
An action statement and model motion were agreed by hundreds of workplace reps who attended the National Shop Stewards Network 9th annual conference on 4th July
26 June 2015
Over 50 firefighters and supporters demonstrated in Easingwold, North Yorkshire on Wednesday 24th June against cuts of £1.3 million to the North Yorks Fire and Rescue Service
17 June 2015
Firefighters and 999 controllers in Essex struck overnight on 13 and 14 June. The action was the latest in a long-running dispute over staffing cuts and shift changes.
20 May 2015
The general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) Matt Wrack reacted angrily to the news that police undercover agents had spied on him at anti-racist activities during the 1990s
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