Firefighters launch fresh legal battle against government pension benefits

Hope William-Smith
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The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has filed court proceedings over the government’s withholding of improved pension benefits for its employers, citing it a ‘dirty trick’.

The FBU has filed in conjunction with three other unions in the latest chapter of a lengthy battle over concerns of a breach of the pensions cost gap - a key part of the new public service pension schemes which came into force in April 2015 under the coalition government.  The claim, filed last Friday (24 April), intends to force the government to lift the pause and improve employee benefits in line with the FBU's own regulations. The unions for prison staff, the POA, and public sector workers, the PCS, will join with the GMB and the FBU in the legal fight. The unions say the governme...

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