Category Archives: National News

Pay Offer – latest 18 September 2017

Following on from our previous e-bulletin regarding the national pay offer, we write to bring you a further update. Background Back in May 2017 the FBU submitted to the National Employers a pay claim (an annual process). The document did not contain any figures, only statements relating to additional work currently being undertaken now and […]

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National Pay Offer – Update

In our efforts to keep members as up-to-date as possible, we wanted to provide you with the latest development regarding both the national pay offer and the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) trials. Our previous bulletin confirmed that the FBU had unnecessarily linked the EMR trials with employers pay offer, confirming that they would withdraw from […]

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Press Statement – 25 July 2017

The RFU is extremely disappointed to hear that the FBU has decided to withdraw from the national Emergency Medical Response trials from 24 August 2017, after rejecting the employers’ pay offer. While we originally questioned the need for these trials, since many Fire & Rescue Services had been successfully operating various Co-Responder Schemes for over […]

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Inspection of Avon Fire & Rescue Authority

On 03 February 2017 the Home Secretary, under the Secretary of State’s powers under section 10 of the Local Government Act 1999, appointed Dr Craig Baker as the lead inspector to undertake a Statutory Inspection of Avon Fire & Rescue Authority. This action was taken in response to a number of allegations that had been made by members […]

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