Matt Wrack

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Fire Brigades Union

In this video Matt Wrack FBU general secretary answers questions from members about the 2015 firefighters' pension scheme and whether firefighters …

Firefighters pension scheme - update | Fire Brigades Union

Dear Brother /Sister<p><b>Firefighters Pension Scheme ' update</b><p>Over the past few weeks FBU officials have been trying to keep the pressure on the Government …

Important information - purchasing added years of pension scheme membership | Fire Brigades Union

Dear Brother/Sister<p>The FBU has issued various circulars, bulletins, films and presentations designed to ensure that members have as much information …

2015 pension scheme briefing | Fire Brigades Union

In a new video Sean Starbuck, FBU national officer, outlines what the new 2015 Firefighters Pension Scheme means for firefighters and urges members …

Not in our name: Women’s committee tells government to stop trading on their name | Fire Brigades Union

A damning letter from the national women’s committee of the FBU has called on the Westminster government to stop trading on their name to further …

[Withdrawn] Firefighters’ pension scheme 2015 calculator: final scheme design

This calculator is for working out how the new firefighters’ pension scheme 2015 will affect you.<p>Published 12 July 2013<br>Last updated 29 October 2014 — …

Scottish Public Pensions Agency

Tools and resources to help you with the day to day running of the scheme.<p>Find out more<p>Important information if you are close to retirement and you …

Profit warning

The final estimate of US GDP in the fourth quarter of 2014 came out today. US real GDP growth was left unrevised at 2.2% year-on-year in the final …

Firefighters evacuated from station due to discovery of Legionnaire's disease bacteria

Experts have spent two weeks trying to eradicate the bug from Staines Fire Station<p>Firefighters and paramedics have been evacuated from their own station because it is over-run with Legionnaire's disease.<p>Emergency crews fled the base after it was discovered that the water system was teeming with the …

Dennis Skinner MP: FBU fighting the good fight | Fire Brigades Union

At a lobby of parliament the FBU caught up with Dennis Skinner MP who praised firefighters and the union for standing up for working people, fighting …

Six years on - justice at last for hero firefighter Ewan Williamson | Fire Brigades Union

The FBU has today welcomed the end of an almost six year wait for justice for hero firefighter Ewan Williamson.<p>Hero Ewan lost his life in the line of …

Safety fears over unreliable fire emergency vehicles | Fire Brigades Union

A new round of cost cutting measures announced this week could see Cambridge and Peterborough firefighters lose their specialist aerial emergency …

The rise and fall of US labor unions -- and why they still matter

<i>Editor’s note: this is the first in a weekly series of articles on organized labor, to culminate on International Workers Day on May 1.</i><p>The US labor …

Montreal police disperse hundreds of protesters with tear gas, stun grenades

Riot police in Montreal used tear gas and flash-bangs to disperse hundreds of students rallying in the city’s downtown in protest against the Quebec …

Montreal Anti-Austerity Protest Declared Illegal; Demonstrators Face Tear Gas, Stun Grenades

Thousands of Canadians continued an ongoing protest in downtown Montreal on Friday night against the Quebec government’s austerity programs for the …

Kay Burley hits back after claims of bias against Ed Miliband in TV debate

Sky News presenter Kay Burley is under fire today after her repeated interruptions of Ed Miliband in last night’s TV debate.<p>The long-serving news …

Katie Hopkins promises to leave the UK if Labour get elected, wins Ed Miliband the battle for Number 10

Katie Hopkins might have just won Ed Miliband the 2015 General Election.<p><i>The Sun</i> columnist and troll-for-hire made a pledge on Twitter to leave the UK …

Zayn Malik quits One Direction: Hundreds of workers request compassionate leave following band member's exit

More than 220 calls were made to employment law experts by workers asking for compassionate leave following the news that Zayn Malik had quit One …

Maggie and the Miners

Thirty years ago, British miners returned to their pits after a long and punishing strike. Some marched back under their union banners, accompanied …

Party like it's 1974: why a book about the Seventies is suddenly relevant again

Simon Hoggart and Alistair Michie's history of the Lib-Lab pact 1977-78 will feel eerily familiar to any student of the Coalition.<p>Some teenagers want …

Barstool Sports

New York City Firefighters Battle Blaze After Massive Explosion

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Future firefighters may be guided by "robots on reins"

Rather than an independent robot firefighter in itself, this device is instead intended to act somewhat like a guide dog where it leads a firefighter …

Robotics

Boy dies in Scarborough house fire; mother and 3 kids remain in hospital

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating after a boy was killed and four other family members were seriously injured in an early morning …

Firefighters injured battling western Sydney fire

Two firefighters have been injured battling a fierce blaze that has engulfed a car wrecking yard in western Sydney.<p>Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said …