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Co-Responder Schemes

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

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West Sussex FRS propose more cuts

Retained firefighters face yet another battle to keep their jobs, this time in West Sussex, as senior managers launch a consultation process that proposes to remove appliances crewed by RDS staff both at Worthing and Crawley Fire Stations. You will remember back in 2010 the same Fire & Rescue Service undertook a consultation process (entitled […]

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Latest RFU national e-bulletin – June 2012

The lastest edition of the RFU e-bulletin (June 2012) is now available to download here. If you would like these bulletins to be delivered direct to your inbox use the 'Sign Up' facility on the right hand side of our website.

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RFU secures agreement on travel time payments

The Essex branch of the Retained Firefighters' Union has negotiated a successful outcome in its challenge over payment for travel time compensation. The Union had asked Service managers to agree to compensate for excess travel time in the form of payment at the employee’s normal hourly rate or time off in lieu.   For the purposes of […]

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