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02-02-2015, Watch MPs expose Mordaunt's lies in the Commons debate
To all London FBU branches Watch MPs expose Mordaunt's lies in the Commons debate Further to our previous communication which reported on the unravelling of the fire minister’s ‘guarantee’ that firefighters over the age of 55 would receive an unreduced pension if they fail a fitness test, a number of MPs took the opportunity to press the minister during DCLG questions in the House of Commons today. During the discussion, and despite the bluster and waffle of the minister, it became blindingly apparent that her ‘guarantee’ is utterly worthless. The discussion was witnessed by a number of firefighters in the public gallery. Members may view the debate by clicking on the link below. It begins at 42 minutes 25 seconds. Please note that questions on firefighters’ pensions pop up randomly during the session, so it is worth watching right to the end. To assist viewing, we have provided a timeline. Question from Grahame Morris (Labour): Scroll to 42 mins 25 secs. Question from John Hemming (Liberal Democrat): Scroll to 43 mins 55 secs Question from Lyn Brown (shadow fire minister): Scroll to 44 mins 35 secs Question from Hilary Benn (shadow secretary of state): Scroll to 49 mins 25 secs Follow-up question from Hilary Been (quoting evidence from the London Fire Brigade): 51 mins 35 secs Question from Duncan Hames (Liberal Democrat): Scroll to 53 mins 25 secs Question from Yasmin Qureshi (Labour): Scroll to 56 mins 55 secs Question from Andy McDonald (Labour): Scroll to one hour precisely WATCH HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b051jc5v/house-of-commons-live-communities-and-local-government-questions Yours in unity LONDON FBU
23-07-2013, FiReControl scandal: Matt Wrack on LBC 97.3
To all London FBU branches
FiReControl scandal: Matt Wrack on LBC 97.3
 
Members will be aware of the appalling financial scandal surrounding the aborted regionalisation of fire control centres. This story has again featured in the national press today. FBU leader Matt Wrack was interviewed this morning on LBC 97.3. The interview can be heard by clicking on the link below and scrolling to 31 minutes.
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11-07-2013, PODCAST OF DISCUSSION ON CUTS ON LBC 97.3
To all London FBU branches

PODCAST OF DISCUSSION ON CUTS ON LBC 97.3

Please find, below, a link to the audio of a discussion on London Fire Brigade cuts that occurred on LBC 97.3’s drivetime show last night. Listeners should scroll to 40 minutes.

The show featured an interview with the FBU’s Ben Sprung, which was followed by an interview with Conservative LFEPA member Tony Arbour, who waffled and floundered under penetrative questioning by the show’s presenter Iain Dale (himself a Conservative supporter).

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10-07-2013, Fire Brigades Union press release
Wednesday 10 July 2013 For immediate distribution ‘Unworkable’ proposal for firefighter pension scheme provokes strike vote Thousands face risk of sack under government proposals Firefighters will vote during the summer on strike action over an ‘unworkable’ pension scheme proposal that they say could lead to thousands facing the sack as they get older. (more…)
21-06-2013, CUTS CAMPAIGN: VIDEO, ARTICLE AND SUBMISSION
CUTS CAMPAIGN: VIDEO, ARTICLE AND SUBMISSION Please find herewith links to three further items in respect of the campaign against London Fire Brigade cuts: GLA member Andrew Dismore questions Boris Johnson on arson attack and stresses importance of prompt response: http://vimeo.com/68709224 London Borough of Islington response to LSP5: http://www.islington.gov.uk/publicrecords/library/Community-and-living/Information/Advice-and-information/2013-2014/(2013-06-19)-Islington-LSP5-Fire-Consultation-response.pdf Newspaper article about London Borough of Camden response to LSP5: http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/camden_council_lodges_fierce_objections_to_closure_of_belsize_fire_station_1_2245574
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