Category Archives: National News

European Court Judgement

Earlier this week the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a court ruling on the subject of Working Time in connection with the Belgian Fire Service and their version of the On-Call/Retained firefighting duty system that is in operation in the UK. In short, a Belgian firefighter argued through the courts that ‘stand-by […]

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Revised Fire & Rescue National Framework (England)

Home Office are consulting on a revised Fire and Rescue National Framework for England. The National Framework sets priorities and objectives for fire and rescue authorities in England in connection with the discharge of their functions. Fire and rescue authorities have a duty to have regard to the Framework. The National Framework was last published […]

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Merry Christmas to all our members

As the holiday period draws ever closer, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our members for your support during 2017. People join a trade union for a variety of reasons, but whatever their motive, by being a member of the RFU, through your subscriptions, you are enabling us to assist colleagues […]

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HMICFRS publish draft framework

Consultation has begun on HMICFRS’ proposed inspection programme and framework for fire and rescue services 2018/19. This consultation is the first for the new fire and rescue service inspection programme and follows the news that Suffolk, Staffordshire and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services have been selected for the pilot inspections due to take place in January. […]

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