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‘Save Our Services’ call as unions join Council Tax protest

The Croydon Trades Council has joined the campaign to stop Mayor Jason Perry’s 15per cent Council Tax hike, and is encouraging council workers and members of all trades unions in the borough to attend tomorrow night’s protest outside the Town … Continue reading

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Tory ministers must act on public safety over firefighters’ pay

Now the Fire Brigades Union are planning their first national strike action in 20 years, it puts Croydon Tory MP Chris Philp at the centre of the dispute. By ANDREW FISHER The worst cost-of-living crisis in decades is bringing an … Continue reading

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Five years after Grenfell tragedy, firefighters’ job cuts continue

On the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in which 72 people died in 2017, the Fire Brigades Union has revealed that another 221 firefighter positions have been cut. The union says that these latest job cuts come after several … Continue reading

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Plaque unveiled for firefighter killed in Wimbledon blaze

A plaque to commemorate a firefighter who died in the line of duty has been unveiled in Wimbledon this morning, close to the anniversary of his death and close to where the incident took place. Anthony Marshall was 26 years … Continue reading

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Grenfell inquiry set to quiz Barwell over ignored warnings

Former Conservative housing minister is set to give evidence about his part in what has been described as ‘one of the greatest public policy failures anywhere in the modern world’ Gavin Barwell, the former Croydon MP who as housing minister … Continue reading

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Officials knew dangers of cladding 15 years before Grenfell

Evidence given at the inquiry into the deaths of 72 people in North Kensington in 2017 show that the priority of successive governments was always ‘the demands of corporate interests above the needs of people’, according to a union leader … Continue reading

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Covid outbreak takes seven Surrey fire engines out of service

The fire brigade in neighbouring Surrey has been hit by an outbreak of coronavirus which has placed nearly one-third of the county’s full-time fire engines out of service. According to the Fire Brigades Union, the outbreak has occurred after Surrey … Continue reading

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Fire Brigades Union slam ‘utter mess’ of coronavirus testing

Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, has slammed the government’s woefully inadequate roll-out of covid-19 testing for key-workers, describing it as “an utter mess”. Many FBU members have been drafted in as support staff for the … Continue reading

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