FBU loses case

The Employment Tribunal has concluded in a case concerning the transitional arrangements for the 2015 Firefighter’s Pension Scheme that these arrangements did not discriminate on the grounds of age, sex or race.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will consider the reasons for the decision with their legal team in the near future, and will then make a decision whether or not to appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Commenting on the decision Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “This is very disappointing. Our lawyers believed that we have a strong case and that remains their view. A differently constituted Tribunal considered a parallel claim regarding the Judicial Pension Scheme, and reached the opposite conclusion a month ago.”

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