Category Archives: Scotland

E-Bulletin – October 2018

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 A new law protecting emergency workers from assault received Royal Assent on 13 September 2018. The legislation provides: maximum sentence for assault against them to double from 6 to 12 months in prison courts must also consider the strongest penalties for other offences against emergency workers The new […]

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Pay Award – further update

We understand that the National Joint Council (NJC) has finally come to an agreement to progress a pay award of 2% for Grey Book staff, backdated to 01 July 2018. You will recall from our previous communication regarding this issue that this mirrors what happened last year and continues to demonstrate that the current negotiation […]

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Scottish Service Transformation Proposal

To ALL RFU Members in Scotland You will by now have received a letter from Scottish Fire & Rescue Service dated 30 January 2018. The letter appears to set out the ‘final’ position of both the Chief Fire Officer on behalf of the service and the Fire Board Chair, regarding its proposal to change the […]

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National Frameworks

National Frameworks – Fire & Rescue The national framework sets out the government’s expectations and requirements for fire and rescue authorities in England. The government has a duty under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 to produce the framework and keep it current. The Home Secretary reports every 2 years on fire and rescue authorities’ compliance […]

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