Solidarity, Social Services, Firefighters
Trade unions representing firefighters and health and social care workers mobilised across the country on 15 October as part of their continuing campaigns to defend jobs and services. The joint protests called for an end to privatisation, more funding for services and increased pay as proper recognition of the hardship and risks involved in these vital areas of public service. Further action is planned for 14 November.
EPSU and PSI stand in solidarity with their British firefighters’ affiliate, FBU, in its protest against the prosecution of Spanish firefighter Miguel Roldán for rescuing, as a volunteer on a NGO rescue ship, thousands of people from drowning in the Mediterranean sea.
(8 June 2016) Natural disasters know no borders but neither does trade union solidarity. General Secretary of UK Fire Brigades Union, Matt Wrack, has written a letter to EPSU and firefighter unions expressing the solidarity of UK firefighters with their brothers and sisters across Europe.A wave of