Fire Service 'could tear itself apart'.(News)

Andy Gilchrist will be standing again for re-election as General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union.

This follows the announcement of the retirement of long-serving Assistant General Secretary Mike Fordham, who said: "This election is about the future, it is not about the past. There is a stark choice: this union will stay strong, united and important, or it will tear itself apart.

"Those choices will determine the future of jobs, pensions and the Fire Service itself. …

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