Category Archives: 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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Could you form part of the new inspectorate?

We thought that you may be interested to read the recent job advertisement published by HMICFRS asking for secondees to form part of the inspection team for the Fire & Rescue Service. There will be a range of opportunities for candidates who can bring a variety of experience and skills to the organisation, working at the forefront of […]

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Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. Serious questions about the fire safety of high rise residential buildings were raised following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, and subsequent government testing of aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from similar buildings across the country. The government has now published the results […]

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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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