18-20 UPDATE AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Following the recent successful legal challenge in relation to firefighters who joined the 1992 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (FPS) aged 18-20 we have been asked for clarification on some specific issues relating to this ruling. Please find, below, answers to the most frequently asked questions. 1. Who will benefit from this ruling? Only firefighters who joined the 1992 FPS aged 18-20 and accrued or will still accrue 30 years’ service by time they reach age 50.
TO: ALL MEMBERS Dear Brother/Sister
Fire Brigades Union press release Sunday 6 December 2015 For immediate distribution SCOTTISH FIREFIGHTERS CALL FOR END TO CUTS AS STORM DESMOND CAUSES MAJOR DISRUPTION
1 December 2015
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34977301 Fire engines are regularly unstaffed in some areas of Scotland because of an increasing pressure on budgets, the Fire Brigades Union has claimed. Its Scottish secretary Stephen Thomson told the BBC that a lack of cover meant appliances in the Grampian and Strathclyde areas could not be used. A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) insisted it maintained "the right resources".