More fire service strikes today and tomorrow

Bucks Free Press: Firefighters picketing outside Wycombe Fire Station during strike action earlier this year Firefighters picketing outside Wycombe Fire Station during strike action earlier this year

THE Fire Brigades Union will be staging more four-hour strikes today and tomorrow over its dispute with the Government concerning pensions.

Both strikes, on Friday and Saturday, will run from 6pm to 10pm.

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has reassured the public it has plans which will let it continue to provide cover in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes during these periods of industrial action. These plans were successfully put in place during the FBU strikes in September and November.

Jason Thelwell, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service's Chief Operating Officer, said: "It's a busy time of year, with Christmas preparations and the Christmas party season in full swing, so whatever you're doing, please take extra care.

"Emergency calls where lives are at risk will be prioritised, and we will continue to provide as much information as possible to help people avoid having a fire or other emergency - not just during strike periods, but all year round."

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1:26pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Redtop says...

Full support to all firefighters. Unity is strength.
Full support to all firefighters. Unity is strength. Redtop

4:35pm Fri 13 Dec 13

good enough? says...

Give each of them an 11% pay rise and increase their pension contribution - problem solved, ask IPSA
Give each of them an 11% pay rise and increase their pension contribution - problem solved, ask IPSA good enough?

6:21pm Fri 13 Dec 13

tigeran says...

Redtop wrote:
Full support to all firefighters. Unity is strength.
Are you mad?! I am disgusted with them. Welcome to the real world with regards to cuts, but I wouldn't expect the public sector to understand ANYTHING to do with the real world! I would imagine you are a fireman and are frustrated that you won't be able to retire at 40 years old and with a 90% pension.........
[quote][p][bold]Redtop[/bold] wrote: Full support to all firefighters. Unity is strength.[/p][/quote]Are you mad?! I am disgusted with them. Welcome to the real world with regards to cuts, but I wouldn't expect the public sector to understand ANYTHING to do with the real world! I would imagine you are a fireman and are frustrated that you won't be able to retire at 40 years old and with a 90% pension......... tigeran

3:05pm Sat 14 Dec 13

demoness the second says...

tigeran wrote:
Redtop wrote:
Full support to all firefighters. Unity is strength.
Are you mad?! I am disgusted with them. Welcome to the real world with regards to cuts, but I wouldn't expect the public sector to understand ANYTHING to do with the real world! I would imagine you are a fireman and are frustrated that you won't be able to retire at 40 years old and with a 90% pension.........
To be fair, fire fighting is a very physical job - there was a guy being interviewed on the radio yesterday. He went into the fire service at 20 something and he did say that he could not do the same job at 40 because of the sheer toughness of it.
Every single time a fire fighter goes out to a fire, they are putting their lives at risk - it is one of the most dangerous jobs outside of the armed forces that a person can do. They therefore need to be young and fit.
And Tigeran - you talk about the public sector workers not living in the "real world" - does this apply to our marvellous MPS and their nice big pay rise as well? ;)
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redtop[/bold] wrote: Full support to all firefighters. Unity is strength.[/p][/quote]Are you mad?! I am disgusted with them. Welcome to the real world with regards to cuts, but I wouldn't expect the public sector to understand ANYTHING to do with the real world! I would imagine you are a fireman and are frustrated that you won't be able to retire at 40 years old and with a 90% pension.........[/p][/quote]To be fair, fire fighting is a very physical job - there was a guy being interviewed on the radio yesterday. He went into the fire service at 20 something and he did say that he could not do the same job at 40 because of the sheer toughness of it. Every single time a fire fighter goes out to a fire, they are putting their lives at risk - it is one of the most dangerous jobs outside of the armed forces that a person can do. They therefore need to be young and fit. And Tigeran - you talk about the public sector workers not living in the "real world" - does this apply to our marvellous MPS and their nice big pay rise as well? ;) demoness the second

11:29pm Sun 15 Dec 13

tigeran says...

demoness the second wrote:
tigeran wrote:
Redtop wrote:
Full support to all firefighters. Unity is strength.
Are you mad?! I am disgusted with them. Welcome to the real world with regards to cuts, but I wouldn't expect the public sector to understand ANYTHING to do with the real world! I would imagine you are a fireman and are frustrated that you won't be able to retire at 40 years old and with a 90% pension.........
To be fair, fire fighting is a very physical job - there was a guy being interviewed on the radio yesterday. He went into the fire service at 20 something and he did say that he could not do the same job at 40 because of the sheer toughness of it.
Every single time a fire fighter goes out to a fire, they are putting their lives at risk - it is one of the most dangerous jobs outside of the armed forces that a person can do. They therefore need to be young and fit.
And Tigeran - you talk about the public sector workers not living in the "real world" - does this apply to our marvellous MPS and their nice big pay rise as well? ;)
They are the worst of the lot!
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redtop[/bold] wrote: Full support to all firefighters. Unity is strength.[/p][/quote]Are you mad?! I am disgusted with them. Welcome to the real world with regards to cuts, but I wouldn't expect the public sector to understand ANYTHING to do with the real world! I would imagine you are a fireman and are frustrated that you won't be able to retire at 40 years old and with a 90% pension.........[/p][/quote]To be fair, fire fighting is a very physical job - there was a guy being interviewed on the radio yesterday. He went into the fire service at 20 something and he did say that he could not do the same job at 40 because of the sheer toughness of it. Every single time a fire fighter goes out to a fire, they are putting their lives at risk - it is one of the most dangerous jobs outside of the armed forces that a person can do. They therefore need to be young and fit. And Tigeran - you talk about the public sector workers not living in the "real world" - does this apply to our marvellous MPS and their nice big pay rise as well? ;)[/p][/quote]They are the worst of the lot! tigeran

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