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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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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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E-bulletin 04 April 2011 – Working Time Regs

Working Time Regulations Update (Second-phase consultation of the social partners at European level under Article 154 TFEU) Members will remember that in 2008 the RFU was at the forefront of a campaign to preserve the UK Opt-Out which culminated in a failure to agree on its removal. We stated at the time that we are fully […]

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