FBU receives fresh pay offer for firefighters
20 September 2017
THE FIRE and Rescue Service National Employers have made a fresh pay increase offer to the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).
The new offer comes after FBU members voted to reject the previous offer last week, despite the union advising them to accept the proposal. This fresh offer will uplift pay across the board by 1.0% on NJC rates, including continual professional development payments, and backdated to 1st July 2017 in order to ensure that the sum originally set aside in fire service budgets at the start of the financial year to cover a pay award can be passed on without further delay.
The FBU Executive Council will meet on Friday 22 September 2017 to consider this proposal as well as recommendations and response. In a letter to FBU general secretary Matt Wrack, Fire and Rescue Service National Employers secretary Simon Pannell wrote: “I write in response to your letter of 14th September, which informed me that the National Employers’ offer made on 1st July 2017 was not accepted. It is of course disappointing, as too is the indication that work relating to the NJC trials will be affected.
“The National Employers welcome the FBU commitment to engaging in further discussion on pay and broadening the role. We are also committed to doing so and will be in touch shortly to arrange future meetings.”