29 February 2012
TO: ALL MEMBERS
PART TIME WORKERS SETTLEMENT: MAIN DATE FOR DISPATCH OF OFFER LETTERS: 5 MARCH 2012
Further to previous circulars on the above matter, I am pleased to be able to confirm that having accounted for a number of difficulties that have been encountered, the confirmed date of dispatch for the bulk of offers will be going out on 5 March 2012. Attached to this bulletin is a copy of the NJC circular which explains the process. This bulletin (and the NJC circular) will be available on the FBU website.
At this stage members should read the NJC circular carefully as it contains full details of what members and fire authorities should do at the appropriate time. Most important of all, members should make sure that you meet the designated deadlines, provide information that is required, and make sure that your responses are sent to the designated address.
Members who wish to accept the offer made by their fire authority may do so by carrying out the steps indicated when accessing the following website:- http://www.retainedfirefighterclaims.org.uk/
Members can log on to the website using their FBU membership number and National Insurance number.
Members who wish to claim special circumstances may only do so by responding in writing, along with the supporting evidence. This must be done simultaneously within the deadline.
For the avoidance of doubt, as part of the settlement, the FBU negotiated that payment received by each member will not be adjusted (reduced) for tax or National Insurance contributions.
I will circulate at least one more All Members circular which will contain advice on what to do if you do not receive an offer letter. Please keep an eye on the FBU notice board and the FBU website.
On behalf of myself, Head Office, and more importantly the Executive Council, I wish to thank all affected members for your patience in this matter.
Assistant General Secretary