Further strike for firefighters

By a County Press reporter

Friday, July 4, 2014


FIRE Brigades Union members are to strike over eight days this month.

Firefighters have been involved in an on-going dispute with the government over retirement and pensions, which has led to serveral previous strikes.

Plans have now been announced for further action on the following days:
Monday, July 14: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
Tuesday, July 15: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
Wednesday, July 16: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
Thursday, July 17: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
Friday, July 18: 6am–8am and 11pm–1am on Saturday, July 19
Saturday, July 19: 11am–1pm and 11pm–1am on Sunday, July 20
Sunday, July 20: 5pm–7pm
Monday, July 21: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm 


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by Mat Thomas

7th July 2014, at 14:33:48

Join the Union Rally in Newport:

Posted on July 7, 2014 by rtuc



The public are welcome to join the Trade Union Rally outside County Hall on July10th.

Public Rally:

Supported by all major Unions and Trades Councils


11am Outside COUNTY HALL, Newport, Isle of Wight

Turn up and show your solidarity

An injury to one is an injury to all! – Unity is Strength!


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by Susannah Thornton

7th July 2014, at 13:06:19

Support the Emergency Services, you never know when you might need them.

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by Ben Ridley

5th July 2014, at 21:03:09

Well said Steve

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by Steve Draper

5th July 2014, at 18:32:43

JH - good question WHY are we still in Europe??
I'm sure that any Fire Fighter, fully trained to British Fire & Rescue Service Standards will be able to undertake their duties regardless of whatever their Country of origin but that's not the issue is it!!
The Emergency Services would not strike without due cause - why should they accept the proposed changes in conditions which will extend their working time and result in operational, front-line fire fighters being over 60 so that they can receive the full pension that was contracted to them in the first place when they joined the service.
Seconds count in many situations, I sincerely hope that you, personally are not caught in event where an ageing, possibly less fit FF is just slightly slower in risking his/her life to get you out.
Support your local Emergency Services.

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by john hanson

5th July 2014, at 16:17:26

Eactly Alan so why are we still in europe ?

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by alan naylor

5th July 2014, at 13:22:56

Looking into Mr John Hanson s comments saddens me thinking of all who sacrificed for their England and English way of life

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by john hanson

5th July 2014, at 10:29:50

Are you saying they wont do as good a job then ?

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

5th July 2014, at 07:38:16

JH, you do know that in life you gets what you pay for !! Hope you never have to eat those words my friend......

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by john hanson

4th July 2014, at 20:43:12

sack them and get in cheaper eastern european firemen

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by alan naylor

4th July 2014, at 20:19:27

Ho dear and there s a fire every day

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