"Everyone, no matter where they are from, has the right to live in safe and decent accommodation, and firefighters have the right to expect that they will not be recklessly endangered."
“The government has already scrapped vital fire safety measures for asylum seeker accommodation. Now, it wants to put more than 500 people onto an off-shore barge designed to hold around 200."
“The profit demands of big business and the inaction of government are driving a climate crisis, and last year’s wildfires demonstrated how ill-prepared we are to meet it."
"The Grenfell Fire was not inevitable – it was a crime caused by decades of deregulation, privatisation and the prioritisation of profit over safety" - Matt Wrack, FBU General Secretary.
"The FBU calls for this decision to be reversed and at a minimum for Jamie Driscoll to be allowed to appeal to a panel of the NEC to hear his case."
"We need urgent climate action to prevent loss of life, and that must also involve serious investment in our fire services" - the FBU gives a stark warning after Scottish wildfires are seen from space.
"As trade unionists, we know whose side we are on when we see far right mobs attacking refugees and politicians playing the mood music."
In support of the mass wave of strike action on February 1st, thousands joined Arise Festival's online rally to build the next steps in the fightback and defend the right to strike.
FBU members overwhelmingly vote for strike action, taking action against over a decade of declining pay.
"The government wants to continue to drive down wages and now wants to attack the rights of workers who stand up for themselves" - the FBU responds to the Tory attack on the Right to Strike.