London firefighter cuts complaint

UK: Union slams moves for £30 million giveaway to the Met police.

The Government is demanding £65 million of austerity budget cuts in the London Fire Service while boosting the police budget by tens of millions.

Australia
NSW: 'Firefighter's worst nightmare'
Three dead after fire tears through nursing home: firefighters forced to search the rooms by crawling on their hands and knees.

SA: Fly-in support to tackle bushfire
Dozens of firefighters have flown from Adelaide to the Gawler Ranges on upper Eyre Peninsula in South Australia to help fight a bushfire.

More International
USA: IAFF local president takes fight to protect health benefits to capitol hill
Maryland Local 1619 President Andrew Pantelis joined key lawmakers in Congress to oppose to any effort to tax employer-provided health benefits.

UK / Palestine: FBU Dundee to Nablus Project aid released
The Union welcomes news of the release of its Palestinian humanitarian aid by the Israeli Authorities. The lifesaving firefighting kit had been detained at the Israeli Port of Haifa for more than a month.

USA: Budget showdown looms over fire department overtime
If lawmakers don’t boost the overtime, the city would be forced to close - at least temporarily - one fire station, city budget and fire officials say.

UK: FBU backs new union song
The Workers have re-recorded the classic song Let’s Work Together as a charity track; the 14-strong band of public sector workers includes firefighter and FBU Member Steve White. The single is available online.

USA / NZ: Kiwi firefighters in Augusta
To train for 20th annual Firefighter Commbat Challenge’s World Challenge.

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