If you have any problems at work it makes sense to have someone on your side. A Trade Union provides support and representation for its members on all work related issues. Some workers join a trade union because they believe that a union can:

  • support members undertaking Co-Responder duties
  • offer general advice and support on domestic issues
  • representation at pension and medical appeals
  • representation at capability hearings
  • provide advice and support on primary employment matters
  • representation throughout the grievance and disciplinary processes

In addition to our core business we provide;

We are an organisation which fully understands the strengths of the RDS. Our commitment to the welfare of those employed on this duty system is our top priority and we need to be vigilant to keep RDS issues to the forefront of the national and local agenda as well as being fully supportive of our members when things go wrong.

We believe we are the best option, whether it is through ongoing lobbying on members collective behalf, representing you in disciplinary or grievance processes, or deploying our Legal Team to protect you if you are injured on duty. The FRSA aims to be proactive on our members’ behalf; a union is not now nor ever has been just simply a safety net. Unions are not just there for when something goes wrong!

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  1. Paul John Start

    My name is Paul Start and I joined the Essex Fire Brigade in March 1973 my service number was 31575. i served at Saffron Walden Essex station until March 1997. I had to retire sooner than expected as at my medical the Dr, found Arthritis in a finger on my left hand ,well years later it is Arthritis. The service by now Essex Fire and Rescue, offered me a chance to keep being paid my retainer each month and to give talks on Fire safety in the Home. this I did until 4th March1999.
    I was a member of the RFU when it first started, (following the fire service national strike)
    I am now reading about retained personal pension scheme for past fire fighters and that the FRSA is representing its members. Can i now retrospectively join the RFU now FRSA

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