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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, […]

Public Pensions and the Brothers “B”

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Are we fast approaching an era where people will talk of pensions the way they do of the rotary dial phone and the ringer washer? (I clearly remember both.)  More and more it’s looking that way. The myth is that change usually emanates from the West Coast and flows toward the stodgy and staid easterners […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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TheHonestTruth
Hey, Hon, They’re Rioting in Baltimore–Again.
Isn't class warfare a beautiful thing to watch?
2015-04-29 02:31:00
Eric Lamar
Kathmandu, Undone
Thanks. I have no contact but I am pretty sure it is on New Road near Kantipath. Be prepared for a language barrier with the firefighters but those used to working with westerners do well with english. Take someone along who speaks Nepali. I know this is outside of your mission but if you can…
2015-04-28 15:10:52
Jake
Kathmandu, Undone
Great article. Do you have any information on the locations of the fire houses or a contact for anyone there? I am part of a disaster deployment team and a New York City Firefighter. I am heading to Nepal in 2 days... Would love to check in on these guys and see what we can…
2015-04-28 13:56:08
Gea
Kathmandu, Undone
This is really interesting. Thank you so much for writing and sharing your knowledge.
2015-04-28 12:16:38
Mike Schwartz
Kathmandu, Undone
Eric, thank you for reminding me to do something to support the relief efforts. Mike
2015-04-27 21:45:24
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