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Fire Futures – Government Response

Fire Futures: Government publishes its response to the independent review of the fire and rescue service in England. The Government's response, provides a clear statement of the principles that are central to the future of the delivery of fire and rescue services. The response document outlines that Government is responsible for enabling and empowering the […]

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Part-time workers claims – a summary

The RFU is very pleased to have finally, this week, been able to reach settlement on our members’ behalf regarding their PTW claims. This process has taken over 10 years to reach its conclusion and whilst there is a compensation payment included in the settlement, no-one should forget that this process began for us when […]

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Settlement of Part-time workers claims

The RFU has always championed the right of retained firefighters to equality of treatment with their wholetime equivalents. In this regard the RFU has supported not just individual members with claims, but has also championed group causes.   One particular group cause has concerned less favourable treatment of retained firefighters with regards to terms and […]

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Part-time workers cases – update

Negotiations on settlement have reached a significant point and we can reassure members that we expect to sign an agreement with the National Employers early this week. RFU have continued talks due to some of our cases involving both the Part Time Workers legislation and Equal Pay, together with seeking certain assurances regarding Bounty payments. […]

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