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Tagged With: Fire Brigades Union

European Union referendum: UK should not Brexit the EU

The leadership of the my trade union, the Fire Brigades Union ( I’m a retired member ) has recommended that workers should vote in favour of remaining within the European Union at the upcoming referendum and I agree too. In a  video update to members Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, says that the statement is not … Continue reading »

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Integrity

My trade union, the Fire Brigade Union, said this week that The Mayor of London has “serious questions to answer” after a man apparently leapt to his death to escape a fire in Camden Town, London early this week. That could be interpreted to mean that Boris Johnson’s recent decision to close down ten London fire … Continue reading »

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9 in 10 emergency services personnel are affected by stress and mental health problems

It would be an understatement to say that during my 25 year career as a firefighter, I have experienced stress at some point whilst working for the emergency services. That’s why I was relived last week when I saw the report that said “ Mind research finds stress affect nine in ten emergency services personnel ”. It … Continue reading »

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