Fire and rescue services

We provide the secretariat to the Employers' Side of the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services and Middle Managers Negotiating Body (MMNB).


13 September 2022

Circular NJC/1/22 sets out arrangements for the Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for staff covered by the National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services.

12 August

Circular EMP/4/22 advises that following circular EMP/3/22 and the letter from the Chair of the National Employers to the Home Secretary on 2 August. The Home Office have advised that the Home Secretary is still considering the issue and they will get back to us at the earliest opportunity. As you would expect we have again emphasised the reasons why ‘at the earliest opportunity’ would be welcomed.

3 August 2022

The fire and rescue service National Employers has written to the Home Secretary concerning the pay negotiation for 2022 (Grey Book).

19 July 2022

The employees’ side of the NJC for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services (Grey Book) has informed the National Employers of its decision to reject the two per cent pay offer.

27 June 2022

Following a round of detailed consultation meetings with fire authority chairs, chief fire officers and police, fire and crime commissioners, the National Employers made an offer to the employees side of the NJC for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services on 27 June of a two per cent uplift on basic pay and continual professional development (CPD) rates, which would be effective from 1 July. 

28 June 2021

Agreement has been reached within the NJC on a 1.5 per cent pay award for 2021 and a 1.5 per cent uplift in Continual Professional Development payments.

NJC

The NJC has 28 members.

Employers' side:

  • Local Government Association, ten members
  • the Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, two members
  • Welsh Local Government Association, one member
  • the Board of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services Board, one member.

Employees' side:

  • the Fire Brigades Union, 14.

MMNB

The MMNB has 28 members.

Employers' side:

  • Local Government Association, ten members
  • the Board of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, two members
  • Welsh Local Government Association, one member
  • the Board of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Services Board, one member.

Employees' side:

  • Fire Brigades Union, 13
  • the Fire Officers Association, one.

Agreements reached in the NJC and MMNB are contained in the Scheme of Conditions of Service known as the Grey book.

Firefighter fitness best practice guide

The National Joint Council for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services and the Home Office have worked together with fire service employer and employee representatives to launch the Firefighter Fitness Best Practice Guide.

Memorandum of understanding for the fire service

The LGA has launched an equality and diversity memorandum of understanding for the fire service.