FBU Speaker warns of national and local threats to Fire Services in NW Leeds

Addressing a Leeds North West Labour Party meeting last week, FBU Regional Officer Dave Williams highlighted the risks facing our Fire Service provision. These included privatisation, poorer conditions of service and proposals to ‘reorganise’ local fire-service provision. On privatisation Mr Williams said that although efforts to privatise other fire services in the past had been … Continue reading FBU Speaker warns of national and local threats to Fire Services in NW Leeds

Concerned about Fire Service provision in NW Leeds? – hear FBU’s David Williams at NW Leeds Labour Party, 22 March

Are you concerned about the Tory/LibDem coalition's proposed changes to the Fire Services? And especially about provision in NW Leeds? Labour MP Chris Lesley, former Fire Services minister, certainly is. He's up in arms about the Coalition's attempts to put through changes in an underhand way. He's worried that the Government is planning a back-door … Continue reading Concerned about Fire Service provision in NW Leeds? – hear FBU’s David Williams at NW Leeds Labour Party, 22 March

Leeds Hospital Alert Public Meeting – 14 March

Leeds Hospital Alert is a local campaigning group dedicated to doing exactly what it says - being alert to what the Coalition's changes will mean for the health provision of all of us in Leeds. From their website "Did you know that 90% of our NHS care takes place outside hospitals? Did you also know … Continue reading Leeds Hospital Alert Public Meeting – 14 March

4 out of 5 people don’t know the truth about children’s homes – do you?

Four out of five people don't know that most children's homes in the UK are now owned by private companies. The big players in this field are now private equity companies like Sovereign and 3i. They make their profits by buying up property in cheaper areas and shunting vulnerable children around the country. - Lancashire … Continue reading 4 out of 5 people don’t know the truth about children’s homes – do you?