Hundreds of firefighters lobbied Parliament on 7 November to protest against huge cuts threatened to fire services across the UK.
TUC Congress passed a resolution calling for the public ownership of the banking system — the first sign of politics at the otherwise consensual gathering.
Firefighters in Essex struck again on Thursday 26 July as part of their fight against cuts.
More 500 members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) on Virgin Trains’ West Coast line are balloting for strikes to win the reinstatement of sacked colleague Martin Hodges.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) met in Blackpool last week for what (with one exception) was a fairly quiescent special conference, with the union’s Executive Council carrying all the motions it proposed.
Cleaning workers at St. George’s Hospital have won the London Living Wage, as well as pushing back bosses’ plans for job losses and cuts.
Mick Shaw’s death robs the labour movement of one of its finest representatives. He was a socialist, internationalist and trade unionist who devoted his whole life to the working class and the left.
The final public sector pensions “offer” covering firefighters was published on 9 February and it was immediately deemed “unacceptable” by the FBU’s Executive Council.
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Meeting organised by South East Region TUC to discuss solidarity with London Region FBU. Register your interest with firstname.lastname@example.org (although this is advertised as an open meeting).
Lucas Arms, 245A Grays Inn Road, near Kings X, London