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Fire Pensions: Big Trouble in the UK (Part 2)

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It seems that David Cameron and his Coalition partner, Nick Clegg, wish to give UK firefighters a drubbing in the latest pension dust-up. Some Significant UK/NA Pension Differences UK and North American firefighter pensions are roughly comparable up to a point but then significant differences emerge.  UK firefighters operate under a tiered benefit system: the […]

Fire Pensions: Big Trouble in the UK (Part 1)

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United Kingdom public sector workers, including firefighters in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are engaged in a titanic national struggle with the “Coalition” government made up of the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats. The Coalition is currently set on weakening pension benefits. (These Liberal Democrats are not the ones your mother warned you about, […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Chris Sullivan
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
BTW...what is a real Union Firefighter ????...my guess would be one that does his job as a career firefighter, works with local jurisdictions, whether all volunteer, paid/combination, paid on call etc., to effect one common goal..To provide the best service to the citizens and visitors of those respective communities. There's good reason why a Union,…
2015-02-26 14:51:48
Chris Sullivan
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Brian...ill comment for Eric...lol My focus is on Schaitberger’s selection of Ed Smith. It is a poor choice because L-36, as led by Smith, is a haven for two-hatters who screw over brother and sister IAFF members by effectively crossing a picket line every time they “two-hat.”. I am focused on building a strong union…
2015-02-26 14:20:44
Brian
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Maybe if your cut and paste comment was "I am focused on building a strong union and treating fellow union members with dignity and respect AS WELL AS EQUALITY IN JUGDEMENT" You would have a shot at L36 members listening to your pleas. Instead you condemn one Local leader who is in the same position…
2015-02-26 14:02:12
Chris Sullivan
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Eric.. you've invited the "smug trash talk" all by your lonesome..you brought up a subject with little to no facts behind it and probably relied on google and various PG Volunteer websites (some may be out of date) to make your argument or in this particular case, lack of. Since this is your blog, one…
2015-02-26 13:47:28
Eric Lamar
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Your smug trash talk just proves how completely out of touch you and others are about the effect of two-hatting on brother and sisters. But, of course, when Mayor Bowser jams you up you will expect the IAFF to be right there. Now, THAT's hypocrisy.
2015-02-26 12:54:19
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