Firefighters prepare for ninth walk-out

The Northern Echo: Firefighters prepare for ninth walk-out Firefighters prepare for ninth walk-out

FIREFIGHTERS will go on strike again tomorrow morning (Friday, January 3).

The industrial action by members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is scheduled to last from 6.30am to 8.30am.

The planned walk-out is part of an ongoing national dispute over pensions.

The FBU says Government changes will see older firefighters lose out, while ministers say the reforms are fair for firefighters and the taxpayer.

The stoppage will be the ninth since September.

When FBU members stopped work for six hours on New Year’s Eve into New Year’s Day Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service responded to nine incidents, including a car crash on the A19, a car fire in Consett and rubbish fires in Darlington and Chester-le-Street.

Members of the public are advised to take extra care during the strike period.

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6:16pm Thu 2 Jan 14

spragger says...

Unsafe bastedos!
Time to give the taxpayer the right not to fund these greedy delinquents
They clearly do not care a toss for those that pay for them

We need more retained firefighters the FBU FT buffoons are strike prone
Unsafe bastedos! Time to give the taxpayer the right not to fund these greedy delinquents They clearly do not care a toss for those that pay for them We need more retained firefighters the FBU FT buffoons are strike prone spragger

7:21pm Thu 2 Jan 14

darloboss says...

if things are so bad put your notice in and get a job in the real world
if things are so bad put your notice in and get a job in the real world darloboss

1:13am Fri 3 Jan 14

johnny_p says...

Change the law and sack these work-shy, whinging fops. I've had enough of them now. If you're not happy in the Fire Service look for another job.
Change the law and sack these work-shy, whinging fops. I've had enough of them now. If you're not happy in the Fire Service look for another job. johnny_p

10:24am Fri 3 Jan 14

settheworldonfire says...

The part time fire fighters are more interested in their work and at times do a better job....sack them all....
The part time fire fighters are more interested in their work and at times do a better job....sack them all.... settheworldonfire

12:35pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Colcat says...

From reading these comments, it is interesting to note that firefighters actually work in an imaginary world, that none of them actually want to work at all, yet want to keep their jobs in their imaginary worlds! It would be interesting to find out how much experience as firefighters the above commentators have to give them such a harsh opinion. I notice that it is often (but not always) the same people who make the same comments about other professions and their lack of "real world" experience, yet they never mention their experiences of teaching, nursing, etc, either.
From reading these comments, it is interesting to note that firefighters actually work in an imaginary world, that none of them actually want to work at all, yet want to keep their jobs in their imaginary worlds! It would be interesting to find out how much experience as firefighters the above commentators have to give them such a harsh opinion. I notice that it is often (but not always) the same people who make the same comments about other professions and their lack of "real world" experience, yet they never mention their experiences of teaching, nursing, etc, either. Colcat

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