THE government yesterday took action to force the chief of one of Scotland's largest fire brigades to fit new emergency radios.
A FIREFIGHTER is attacked almost every day in Scotland while in the line of duty – including being struck with snooker cues, bricks and bottles.
A SCOTTISH Government minister is trying to overrule Lothian and Borders fire chiefs by blocking the building of a new multi-million pound training centre at Newbridge.
THE threat of a national strike by firefighters was raised today in a row over pensions.
LOTHIAN'S fire chief is set to receive a six-and-a-half per cent pay rise, at the same time as rank and file members of the service are facing a 50 per cent cut to their bonuses.
THE threat of a fresh nationwide strike by firefighters looms once more because of a new row over pay, it was revealed today.
Merseyside: Striking Merseyside firefighters were set to return to work today. About 1000 Fire Brigade Union members walked out on August 31 over alleged job cuts and changes to shift patterns,
FIREFIGHTERS were due to begin a third phase of strike action today, in Merseyside.
Merseyside: Talks will take place today to try to end a firefighters' strike in one of the country's largest brigades.
FIREFIGHTERS will go on strike today in a row over jobs, with no military cover being provided for the first time.
FIRE chiefs in Lothians have launched a campaign against Government plans which would force firefighters to work until they are 60.
THE Government has spent £92 million deploying members of the military to tackle fires during the last decade, it has emerged.
STRIKING firefighters at Scotland’s largest airport will return to work tomorrow after reaching a settlement.
GOVERNMENT plans to replace emergency fire control rooms with fewer regional centres could cost more than £1 billion and threaten lives, the Fire Brigades’ Union claimed today.
A MASSIVE row flared today between the Government and the firefighters’ union amid claims a confidential report had warned plans to close control centres ran a high risk of "total failure".
A CAMPAIGN to win pension rights for thousands of retained firefighters is to go to the House of Lords, it was announced today.
FIREFIGHTERS are set to lose out on more than £100,000 each if pension scheme reforms go ahead.