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Accidental Injury & Death Insurance

Accidental Injury & Death Insurance

Tailored cover 24/7 for RFU members, that provides protection to you and reassurance to your family.

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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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As an organisation solely focused on RDS employees we have no conflict of interest.

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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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Scotland mirror pension contribution increase in England

The Scottish Amendment Orders for the FPS and NFPS are due to be laid at Parliament later today (30 March) introducing contribution increases from 1 April 2012. The increases mirror those announced yesterday by DCLG for both schemes.   Details of yesterdays announcement by DCLG can be found here.

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Firefighter Pension – current situation

The issue of public section pension reform continues and the RFU continues to play its part in helping shape the future scheme for all operational firefighters which will come into effect in 2015/16. Part of this process has been for central government (DCLG) to set up a separate group (Pension Reform Group) to discuss the […]

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