February 3, 2021

State of the Union: FBU

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Dan and Jarrad sat down with Steve Wright this week from the FBU for our second State of the Union episode.

 

Despite being asked to take dead bodies to morgues, help out the ambulance service and support care homes, firefighters are now being attacked by Fire Chief’s for demanding COVID-19 testing before returning to their station.

 

We also chat about the importance of being politically active as a Trade Unionist, coordinating our action as a Trade Union movement and the effects on the fire service of the climate crisis. 

 

Links: 

 

Fire Service Bosses pulling out of COVID-19 Agreement:

 

https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2021/01/15/fire-service-bosses-pull-out-covid-19-agreement

 

 

FBU response to HMICFRS report: 

 

https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2021/01/22/fbu-responds-“political-and-biasedâ€-hmicfrs-report

 

 

Thousands lobby MPs to fund the frontline:

 

https://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2020/11/13/thousands-lobby-mps-fund-frontline

 

 

‘Not our mission’: private fire crews protect the insured, not the public: 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/03/not-our-mission-private-fire-crews-protect-the-insured-not-the-public

 

 

Labour Representation Committee:

 

https://labourrep.com

 

 

Outro Music - FBU Bella Ciao: 

 

https://youtu.be/80l4juoORPs

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