Firefighters to strike again next month

Firefighters to strike again next month

Firefighters to strike again next month

First published in News

FIREFIGHTERS in England and Wales, including those in Bolton, are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days next month in their long-running dispute over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union said.

The union has been holding series of strikes over the past year in protest against government changes which it maintains will lead to firefighters working longer and having their pensions cut.

The FBU has accused the Government of refusing to hold discussions to try to break the deadlock.

The latest strikes, from August 9, will be held for a few hours each day coinciding with the school holidays.

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “It is absolutely ludicrous that a government can impose a scheme which means that firefighters will have to ride engines and rescue people from fires up to age 60.

“This is unsafe and unrealistic for both firefighters and the public.

“We know it, and the public know it, but the Government will not listen to the evidence based case we have made to them.”

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12:03pm Fri 1 Aug 14

The Running Man says...

Poor darlings having to work til they are sixty. Naughty naughty government, how could you?
Poor darlings having to work til they are sixty. Naughty naughty government, how could you? The Running Man
  • Score: 4

12:44pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Harold 1 says...

They've lost just about all public respect now .
They've lost just about all public respect now . Harold 1
  • Score: 6

1:07pm Fri 1 Aug 14

bradleyfoldjock says...

It's crying out to be privatised. Why does it seem that it's only the public sector who seem to strike. Get real and wake up to the real world. wages & pensions have all performed poor in the recent years
It's crying out to be privatised. Why does it seem that it's only the public sector who seem to strike. Get real and wake up to the real world. wages & pensions have all performed poor in the recent years bradleyfoldjock
  • Score: 5

1:51pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Vicki1973 says...

The Running Man wrote:
Poor darlings having to work til they are sixty. Naughty naughty government, how could you?
And what physically demanding job do you do?
[quote][p][bold]The Running Man[/bold] wrote: Poor darlings having to work til they are sixty. Naughty naughty government, how could you?[/p][/quote]And what physically demanding job do you do? Vicki1973
  • Score: -5

8:16pm Fri 1 Aug 14

atlas123 says...

Harold 1 wrote:
They've lost just about all public respect now .
Didn't have much left after the strikes of the early 00's...

I think the fact that this is now a B or a C story in a second rate local rag shows that just about nobody cares or is interested now.

Perhaps when they get near 60 they should knock their second jobs on the head if they are getting tired?
[quote][p][bold]Harold 1[/bold] wrote: They've lost just about all public respect now .[/p][/quote]Didn't have much left after the strikes of the early 00's... I think the fact that this is now a B or a C story in a second rate local rag shows that just about nobody cares or is interested now. Perhaps when they get near 60 they should knock their second jobs on the head if they are getting tired? atlas123
  • Score: 5

11:38pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Blackrod says...

Harold 1 wrote:
They've lost just about all public respect now .
Lost my respect already, dummy out of pram whilst people could die. Many jobs include manual labour etc with retirement at older age than 60. Accept life expectancy is raising with better health conditions and healthcare. Get back to work.
[quote][p][bold]Harold 1[/bold] wrote: They've lost just about all public respect now .[/p][/quote]Lost my respect already, dummy out of pram whilst people could die. Many jobs include manual labour etc with retirement at older age than 60. Accept life expectancy is raising with better health conditions and healthcare. Get back to work. Blackrod
  • Score: 5

8:39am Sun 3 Aug 14

tinypet says...

So can we all send a court summons to Bolton Council for refund of council tax for the service's we actually pay for and dont get over the strike periods? i mean im pritty sure if i was to say im not paying this month as that what's due to me, i'll get a summons with court costs on top. Lives are lost whilst they are **** footing about, i think all respect is now gone
So can we all send a court summons to Bolton Council for refund of council tax for the service's we actually pay for and dont get over the strike periods? i mean im pritty sure if i was to say im not paying this month as that what's due to me, i'll get a summons with court costs on top. Lives are lost whilst they are **** footing about, i think all respect is now gone tinypet
  • Score: 0

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