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".
http://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2015/11/fbu-wins-fairer-commutation-campaign-and-continues-other-legal-challenges-donate-to-our-campaign-fund-here/ Members will have followed the FBU fairer commutation campaign with interest. The FBU has fought long and hard to ensure the retirement lump sum of thousands of firefighter were corrected following mistakes by Government Actuaries Department.
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