Firefighters set to protest about budget cuts at Cleveland Fire Brigade

The Northern Echo: People's Assembly activist Alan Theasby protesting outside Middlesbrough Town Hall about government cuts last month. People's Assembly activist Alan Theasby protesting outside Middlesbrough Town Hall about government cuts last month.

FIREFIGHTERS are holding a rally to protest about planned cuts by Cleveland fire Brigade.

Speakers at next weekend’s rally will include Fire Brigade Union president Alan McLean, MP for Middlesbrough Andy McDonald and MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Tom Blenkinsop.

The firefighters are being supported by members of the Teesside People's Assembly Against Austerity.

A spokesman for the group claimed: "The reduced service will represent a significantly increased risk to public and firefighters alike.

“Please come along and show your support for this vital public service and the excellent work being done by our firefighters.”

The rally is being held on Saturday, February 8 at 1.30pm by the Bottle of Notes sculpture in Centre Square, Middlesbrough.

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10:58pm Sun 2 Feb 14

black&whitehorse says...

oh dear here we go boo hoo
been on strike for months now we have to face the real world
oh dear here we go boo hoo been on strike for months now we have to face the real world black&whitehorse

8:23am Mon 3 Feb 14

Browser2 says...

When will we hear about what pressure has been brought to bear on Redcar & Cleveland Council for not collecting Business Rates from SSI, 1% of which is passed to Fire Authority?
When will we hear about what pressure has been brought to bear on Redcar & Cleveland Council for not collecting Business Rates from SSI, 1% of which is passed to Fire Authority? Browser2

1:34am Wed 5 Feb 14

stevecooke says...

Solidarity to the firefighters. Support their anti-cuts rally at 1.30pm on Saturday at the Bottle of Notes. Join the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/eve
nts/237684293081258
Solidarity to the firefighters. Support their anti-cuts rally at 1.30pm on Saturday at the Bottle of Notes. Join the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/eve nts/237684293081258 stevecooke

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