The FBU’s political work is central to all of the union’s campaigns to win the best deal for FBU members in the workplace.
The law says that unions must have a separate political fund to spend on political campaigning.
This could include a newspaper advertising campaign in support of public services, lobbying for better legal rights for workers, calling for support for the Fire and Rescue Service or holding a rally to improve health and safety protection.
All of our campaigns in Scotland and Nationally involve lobbying and influencing politicians at every level – in Holyrood, Westminster and Local Councils,
Getting our message across to politicians is also crucial in our efforts, alongside other unions, for improved health and safety legislation, union and employment rights.
Our political fund, renewed by a large majority by FBU members in a ballot, allows us to finance these campaigns.
The FBU Political Fund is vital for a Trade Union to operate in the political arena of today.
FBU members’ participation in the political side of our campaigning is also essential. In addition to being providers of an essential public service and a ‘cost’ to the public purse, we are all ratepayers, taxpayers and users of local and national public services.
Your voice, your vote – and those of your families – matters to councillors, MSP's and MPs.