Firefighters rally to defend Ashley Brown

July 15, 2014 in News, Protest

Over 100 fire-fighters and supporters held a rally outside Hertfordshire County Council offices this morning to demand the reinstatement of Ashley Brown. The FBU member was dismissed by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service in December following comments he made on social media regarding the unions industrial action in defence of pensions. Speaking to the rally FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack condemned employers for their increasing attempts to control the opinions of fire-fighters. Citing previous campaigns against victimisation, such as an eight year campaign for a fire-fighter sacked during the 2003 pay strike, Matt Wrack pledged the union would fight as […]

VIDEO: #J10 Public sector strike

July 14, 2014 in News, Protest, Video

Public sector workers in nine different unions were out on strike in force on 10 July 2014 in a magnificent show of strength to demand an end to the pay freeze. Local government workers in Unison, Unite and GMB; civil servants in the PCS and Nipsa, teachers in the NUT, fire-fighters in the FBU, and sections of London transport workers in RMT and TSSA all went on strike on the same day, uniting in action to tell the government that they can’t tolerate any further driving down of living standards. Speaking at the London rally PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka […]

FBU strike over pensions 12-4 Today

September 25, 2013 in Appeals, Protest, Reports, Strikes

Full support from the NSSN on the FBU strike today in England & Wales. Please visit picket lines, wave, honk your support! (Leyton Picket via Suz B & wee James) As Martin Powell-Davies NSSN steering committee (& NUT NEC member) puts it: ‘ It’s hard enough to be expected to teach at 60+ – even harder to put out a school on fire!  If we can’t work to our full pension age, they’ll rob even more from our pensions through “early” retirement or pushing us out through ‘capability’. So solidarity to the FBU for their action today, then all out together […]