Fire service to strike this evening

Fire service to strike this evening

Fire service to strike this evening

First published in News

THE fire service is set to strike this evening - the first of several bouts of action over the festive period.

The Fire Brigades Union which is in dispute with the Government over pensions, intends to strike from 7pm to midnight tonight, Christmas Eve.

The next round of action will take place from 6.30pm on Tuesday, December 31 to 1am on Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

Then, on Friday, January 3, 2014, further action will take place from 6.30am to 8.30am.

The FBU has also called for control members to refuse to undertake voluntary overtime between 7pm and midnight on December 24, and for firefighter members to do the same from 7pm onFriday December 27, 2013 to 7pm on Sunday, 29 December, 2013. The organisation has referred to this as "industrial action short of a strike".

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has plans which enable it to continue to provide cover in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes during periods of industrial action. It says these plans were successfully put in place during the FBU strikes in September and November and also earlier this month.

Emergency calls where lives are at risk will be prioritised, and Buckinghamshire fire & Rescue Service says it will continue to provide as much information as possible to help people avoid having a fire or other emergency.

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7:37am Tue 24 Dec 13

tigeran says...

Disgusting. Selfish public sector throwing their toys out of the pram yet again over not getting what they think they deserve. No sympathy.
Disgusting. Selfish public sector throwing their toys out of the pram yet again over not getting what they think they deserve. No sympathy. tigeran
  • Score: -9

8:59am Tue 24 Dec 13

miccles says...

I used to admire our 3 main emergency services, now I only have admiration for 2, they are the Police and Ambulance.

The world does not owe you everything.
I used to admire our 3 main emergency services, now I only have admiration for 2, they are the Police and Ambulance. The world does not owe you everything. miccles
  • Score: -3

11:57am Tue 24 Dec 13

Redtop says...

Solidarity with our brothers and sisters striking for a better future and against nasty vicious cuts from the Etonian Bullington boys and their equally nasty-minded lickle-spittles.
Solidarity with our brothers and sisters striking for a better future and against nasty vicious cuts from the Etonian Bullington boys and their equally nasty-minded lickle-spittles. Redtop
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Tue 24 Dec 13

tigeran says...

Redtop wrote:
Solidarity with our brothers and sisters striking for a better future and against nasty vicious cuts from the Etonian Bullington boys and their equally nasty-minded lickle-spittles.
Grow up you child. These cuts are necessary and you will find a lot of the public are rapidly loosing respect for you lot of whiners.
[quote][p][bold]Redtop[/bold] wrote: Solidarity with our brothers and sisters striking for a better future and against nasty vicious cuts from the Etonian Bullington boys and their equally nasty-minded lickle-spittles.[/p][/quote]Grow up you child. These cuts are necessary and you will find a lot of the public are rapidly loosing respect for you lot of whiners. tigeran
  • Score: -6

12:21pm Tue 24 Dec 13

tigeran says...

miccles wrote:
I used to admire our 3 main emergency services, now I only have admiration for 2, they are the Police and Ambulance.

The world does not owe you everything.
Yes Totally agree. 2emergency services, one part time money grabbers.
[quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: I used to admire our 3 main emergency services, now I only have admiration for 2, they are the Police and Ambulance. The world does not owe you everything.[/p][/quote]Yes Totally agree. 2emergency services, one part time money grabbers. tigeran
  • Score: -6

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