The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is the authoritative, professional voice of firefighters across the UK. The union represents the vast majority of firefighters in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including wholetime (full-time) and retained (part-time, on-call) operational firefighters and control staff.
Local Authority Firefighters
Contribution costs: Full-time members contribute 1% of the firefighter (competent) weekly rate of pay. Part-time (RDS) members contribute one-third of the trade contribution of full-time members, plus 3%.
Where members are paid less than the firefighter (competent) weekly rate of pay the Executive Council shall publish each year the relevant contribution rates for each band.
The Fire Brigades Union has negotiated some benefits that are exclusive to our members. These include:
- Home, travel, car and pet insurance
- A health cash plan
- Up to 30% off brand new cars
- Union prepaid plus card
- UnionRewards.com for online shopping
- Financial planning advice