West Yorkshire Fire Service 'regrets' strike plans

The announcement of fire service strikes on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve has been met with “regret” by West Yorkshire Fire Service.

It has also called the timing of the industrial action “risky” as families and friends will be getting together to celebrate.

The strike – announced by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) as the row with the Government over pensions escalates – will see member firefighters walk out on Christmas Eve between 7pm and midnight; from 6.30pm on New Year’s Eve until 12.30am on January 1; and from 6.30am until 8.30am on January 3.

Assistant Chief Officer Dave Walton said the dates were greeted with ‘regret’ and said they were traditionally ‘risky’ times of year.

He said people should take extra care.

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11:15am Thu 19 Dec 13

freespeech says...

I can see that these strikes are having a wave of public support! My message is still the same. "We are all having to accept change, those working in the private sector, the public sector, those unable to work or gain work, and those with disabilities!" The fire service are out of touch and short sighted. Don't like the conditions, step aside and let someone else do the job!

I also note, that you are not striking when you will be sleeping in your beds at the fire station while still getting paid!
I can see that these strikes are having a wave of public support! My message is still the same. "We are all having to accept change, those working in the private sector, the public sector, those unable to work or gain work, and those with disabilities!" The fire service are out of touch and short sighted. Don't like the conditions, step aside and let someone else do the job! I also note, that you are not striking when you will be sleeping in your beds at the fire station while still getting paid! freespeech

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