Category Archives: RFU e-bulletins

National Pay & Conditions

Public sector pay has been capped for the past four years, with the fire service (which technically isn’t covered by the cap), receiving a rise of 1% each year since 2012. Fire Service Pay and Conditions (excluding Pensions) is negotiated within the National Joint Council (NJC), a non-statutory body so cloaked in secrecy that no minutes are publically […]

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RFU E-BULLETIN – March 2017

Fire Service Funding – Advertising/Branding Since 2005 when the then government were in the throes of putting together the publication ‘Retained Duty System – A Review of the Recruitment and Retention Challenges’, the RFU argued that if the government were truly serious about overcoming the deficient of Retained Firefighter posts across the country, there needed […]

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RFU E-BULLETIN – 21 DECEMBER 2016

Fire Reform It is reasonable to state that the fire service has evolved over the last decade with its focus moving from being reactive to preventative, resulting in a large reduction in the overall number of calls requiring an emergency response. Nobody should be in any doubt that the fire service will continue its evolution […]

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RFU E-BULLETIN – SEPTEMBER 2016

Pension Schemes – Annual Benefits Statement Under the Pensions Act 2013, active scheme members must be provided with an ‘annual benefit statement’ by the scheme manager (Fire Authority). Benefit statements must be sent to any member on request, within 2 months. The statement must include a description of the benefits earned in respect of their […]

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