Category Archives: National News

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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Professional Standards Body

Chief Fire Officers’ Association’s proposals to develop a coherent and comprehensive set of professional standards, building on the work of the National Operational Guidance Programme were approved by the then Home Secretary in her ‘reform’ speech of 24 May 2016.  Work on the Professional Standards Body (PSB) has taken place since and updates on progress is available from […]

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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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