Essex firefighters start eight-day strike action

Essex firefighters start eight-day strike action

Essex firefighters start eight-day strike action

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FIREFIGHTERS are currently taking strike action as part of a national dispute with Government over pensions.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union are striking between midday and 2pm.

Working crews have been called to deal with two incidents during the first hour of strike action by FBU members.

They attended a false alarm in Tiptree, and a small fire in the open in Canvey which was out on arrival.

A spokesman for Essex Fire and Rescue said: “Essex has strong resilience arrangements in place and members of the public should continue to dial 999 in an emergency and working crews will respond.

“Businesses should follow up automatic alarms with a phone call to ensure a response during periods of reduced fire cover.”

A further one hour strike will take place this evening between 10:59pm and 11:59pm.

Strikes will be repeated twice a day between 12-1pm and 10:59-11:59pm - until next Saturday, August 16.

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6:48pm Sat 9 Aug 14

InspectorMontalbano says...

Oh well we are all F*CK*D Then ?

Thanks Lads
:-(
Oh well we are all F*CK*D Then ? Thanks Lads :-( InspectorMontalbano
  • Score: 13

12:27am Sun 10 Aug 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Firefighters are a law unto themselves and have lost all credibility because just about every one who works in the private sector have had to endure these changes to pensions and increased retirement age because they have no choice. But, as always, the militant Firefighters and Teachers unions think they are special cases. They are not! The fact is most of us don't really care anymore about their selfish me, me, me attitude.
Firefighters are a law unto themselves and have lost all credibility because just about every one who works in the private sector have had to endure these changes to pensions and increased retirement age because they have no choice. But, as always, the militant Firefighters and Teachers unions think they are special cases. They are not! The fact is most of us don't really care anymore about their selfish me, me, me attitude. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 21

1:06am Sun 10 Aug 14

Boris says...

The fact is that the vast majority of us respect the firefighters - and the teachers, come to that - for refusing to have their contracts unilaterally altered, to their detriment. Those who work in the private sector - as I did for almost all my career - have to defend their remuneration as best they can. Success to the firefighters' campaign.
The fact is that the vast majority of us respect the firefighters - and the teachers, come to that - for refusing to have their contracts unilaterally altered, to their detriment. Those who work in the private sector - as I did for almost all my career - have to defend their remuneration as best they can. Success to the firefighters' campaign. Boris
  • Score: -15

9:24am Sun 10 Aug 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Boris wrote:
The fact is that the vast majority of us respect the firefighters - and the teachers, come to that - for refusing to have their contracts unilaterally altered, to their detriment. Those who work in the private sector - as I did for almost all my career - have to defend their remuneration as best they can. Success to the firefighters' campaign.
Agreed greatest respect for the jobs both firefighters and teachers do but neither group return that respect to the public/parents who are all inconvenienced when they go on strike!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: The fact is that the vast majority of us respect the firefighters - and the teachers, come to that - for refusing to have their contracts unilaterally altered, to their detriment. Those who work in the private sector - as I did for almost all my career - have to defend their remuneration as best they can. Success to the firefighters' campaign.[/p][/quote]Agreed greatest respect for the jobs both firefighters and teachers do but neither group return that respect to the public/parents who are all inconvenienced when they go on strike! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 7

12:56pm Sun 10 Aug 14

pidgee says...

As i mentioned the last time they went on strike, which seems to be often, if they don't like it then leave. No other company would put up with it! Wrongly or rightly you have to accept that it is part of working life that companies can change your contracts etc etc. I would lose my job if I did this. If you are not happy then please leave and let someone else who would love that job have it.
As i mentioned the last time they went on strike, which seems to be often, if they don't like it then leave. No other company would put up with it! Wrongly or rightly you have to accept that it is part of working life that companies can change your contracts etc etc. I would lose my job if I did this. If you are not happy then please leave and let someone else who would love that job have it. pidgee
  • Score: 8

8:38pm Sun 10 Aug 14

calamity says...

They are wasting their time. We will not give in to them. Second jobs as most of the time they are in the gym or sitting on their butts.
We have all sacrificed wages and pensions and are doing more work so join the real world chaps and GET BACK TO WORK.
They are wasting their time. We will not give in to them. Second jobs as most of the time they are in the gym or sitting on their butts. We have all sacrificed wages and pensions and are doing more work so join the real world chaps and GET BACK TO WORK. calamity
  • Score: 5

6:31pm Mon 11 Aug 14

southstand says...

I have already worked more years than a fireman does and still have 10 to go thanks to the latest increase in my retirement age to 66, I can't strike over it either, on top of that looks like the changes in the state pension will ignore the 40 years of serps I have already paid in! The fact is this country is £100billion in the red this year alone, partly due to paying people to do bugger all whether they have retired early or on benefits
I have already worked more years than a fireman does and still have 10 to go thanks to the latest increase in my retirement age to 66, I can't strike over it either, on top of that looks like the changes in the state pension will ignore the 40 years of serps I have already paid in! The fact is this country is £100billion in the red this year alone, partly due to paying people to do bugger all whether they have retired early or on benefits southstand
  • Score: 2

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