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Co-Responder Schemes

Co-Responder Schemes

The RFU has always supported the use of Co-Responder schemes within the Fire Service.

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Part-time workers settlement – update

The issue of the compensation payment for the terms and conditions settlement continues to provoke the question of when are members likely to receive notification of their exact entitlement. We understand members’ frustration that this process seems to be never ending, we can assure members that we are just as frustrated. The delay is due […]

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National Newsletter October 2011

Pensions The issue of public sector pension reform has been in the news for some months now and the RFU have been involved in discussions with central government (DCLG) via the Firefighters’ Pension Committee (FPC). As has been stated by the Government and reported widely in the media, the current cost of public sector pensions […]

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e-bulletin July 2011

Dear Colleague FOR THE ATTENTION OF RFU BRIGADE AND STATION REPS   PTW settlement update Members continue to enquire as to when the settlement payments will finally be made. Our response to them and all members is that the RFU has met its obligations in full in providing Popularis (the third party dealing with all […]

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e-bulletin 14 June 2011

For the attention of RFU Executive Officers and Brigade Reps  Dear Colleague   The Government has recently published its response to the Fire Futures reports which have been compiled from a number of meetings involving stakeholders where specific questions were raised within four workstreams, namely: Role of the fire and rescue service – Delivery Models  […]

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