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New Welsh Fire Cabinet Secretary Appointed

Following the recent local elections, we can confirm that the new Welsh Fire Cabinet Secretary is Carl Sargeant AM. Carl Sargeant was born in St. Asaph, North Wales. He is married, has two children and has lived in Connah’s Quay all his life. Previously employed by a leading manufacturing company in North Wales he has trained […]

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Queens Birthday Honours 2016

The RFU would like to congratulate all the recipients within the Queen’s Birthday Honours and specifically Chas McGill MBE who is currently serving his 50th year in Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service. Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) Steven Cameron TORRIE, QFSM Lately HM Chief Inspector, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. For […]

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Home Secretary Speech on Fire Reform – 24 May 2016

Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary, speech outlining her views on fire reform, her first on the subject since the Home Office took over responsibility for it in January 2016.  Thank you, Andrew. It is a great pleasure to be here today to talk to one of Britain’s leading think tanks on public service reform. […]

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Trade Union Bill receives Royal Assent and becomes the Trade Union Act

The Trade Union Bill received Royal Assent today and becomes the Trade Union Act. Key provisions are:- requirement for at least 50% turnout in votes for industrial action in certain public services, including in the health, education, transport, border security and fire sectors, an additional threshold of 40% of support to take industrial action from […]

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