Trade unions

New legislation means that fire and rescue services and ambulance services must ensure that a minimum service operates in specified services during periods of strike action.

Firefighters and control room staff across the UK have accepted a new pay deal to end their dispute over pay. 96 per cent of Fire Brigades Union members voted to accept the pay offer on an 84 per cent turnout. The pay settlement is for 7 per cent backdated to July 2022, plus an additional 5 per cent from July 2023.