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Co-Responder Schemes

Co-Responder Schemes

The RFU has always supported the use of Co-Responder schemes within the Fire Service.

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1% pay increase for 2017/18 goes ahead

We have received confirmation that the NJC has agreed to uplift salaries across the board by 1.0%, including continual professional development (CPD) payments, backdated to 1st July 2017. The increase (which¬†does not constitute a full and final offer in respect of settlement for the pay year 2017/18) has been agreed while negotiations between Employers’ and […]

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RFU survey of RDS Firefighters 2017 – Findings Report

Back in 2014 we undertook a survey that was open to all Retained/On-Call personnel, asking questions relating to their contractual obligations, personal and appliance availability and most importantly, their opinions on the service as a whole. No such survey had taken place in the past and the findings of the questionnaire were well received across […]

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Mental Health At Work Report – Thriving at work

An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including those with mental health problems or poor well-being, has been published today. The Stevenson/Farmer review, Thriving At Work, contains 40 recommendations. They include:- all employers should adopt certain mental health core standards, set out in the report; public sector, and […]

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