Firefighters to walk out for a day

Firefighters to walk out for a day

Firefighters to walk out for a day

First published in Echo News by

FIREFIGHTERS are set to strike for a whole day over their long-running pension dispute with the Government.

The Fire Brigade Union will walk out for 24 hours on Thursday, June 12, and again for a further seven hours on Saturday, June 21.

The 24-hour stoppage - which coincides with the start of the World Cup - is the longest to be held in the union's three-year campaign.

There have already been 12 separate strikes.

The union is protesting at changes to firefighters' pensions and a later retirement age.

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4:50pm Thu 5 Jun 14

John Bull 40 says...

Here we go again, give their jobs to people who really want to work.
Here we go again, give their jobs to people who really want to work. John Bull 40
  • Score: 4

5:09pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Jess Jephcott says...

What a bunch of troublemakers.
What a bunch of troublemakers. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 4

5:30pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

PEOPLE SOON FORGET, WOULD YOU REALLY WANT YOUR GRAND PARENTS HAVING TO STAY FIT ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO PULL YOU OUT OF A BURNING BUILDING?

PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS QUICK TO JUDGE WHEN IT ISN'T THEIR OWN FAMILIES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

I BACK THE BRAVE FIRE FIGHTER WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND PERHAPS THE GOVERMENT AWLT TO THINK ABOUT THIS STATEMENT!

SUPPORT YOUR FIRE FIGHTER EVERYONE!

MOAN OVER!
PEOPLE SOON FORGET, WOULD YOU REALLY WANT YOUR GRAND PARENTS HAVING TO STAY FIT ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO PULL YOU OUT OF A BURNING BUILDING? PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS QUICK TO JUDGE WHEN IT ISN'T THEIR OWN FAMILIES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. I BACK THE BRAVE FIRE FIGHTER WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND PERHAPS THE GOVERMENT AWLT TO THINK ABOUT THIS STATEMENT! SUPPORT YOUR FIRE FIGHTER EVERYONE! MOAN OVER! Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: -5

6:02pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Devils Advocate says...

John Bull 40 wrote:
Here we go again, give their jobs to people who really want to work.
I would far rather give them your address and your comment and then hope for a fire! Give up your job on the computer mouse and try your hand at their job. Or any other real job for that matter. And all this because of a bunch of Bankers? More like the old right-wing card trick. Still, not you fault, you obviously never needed to work for a pittance like the real people of this country, that's why you don't give a toss about anyone but yourself!
[quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, give their jobs to people who really want to work.[/p][/quote]I would far rather give them your address and your comment and then hope for a fire! Give up your job on the computer mouse and try your hand at their job. Or any other real job for that matter. And all this because of a bunch of Bankers? More like the old right-wing card trick. Still, not you fault, you obviously never needed to work for a pittance like the real people of this country, that's why you don't give a toss about anyone but yourself! Devils Advocate
  • Score: -3

6:59pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Suns out Lets go on strike. Do they ever work a full year
Snap quiz. In what year didn't the Fire Service go on strike. 1980-2014
#moneygrabinglosers
Suns out Lets go on strike. Do they ever work a full year Snap quiz. In what year didn't the Fire Service go on strike. 1980-2014 #moneygrabinglosers Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 2

7:05pm Thu 5 Jun 14

chunkus04 says...

i cant really see why they are striking?? they should be lucky they have a job at all.
dont they have to do yearly fitness tests etc ? so as they get older and start to slow down a bit they will be pulled off the front line letting the younger and fitter firefighters battle the fires.

theres still millions of people out of work who would gladly takke up the offer!
i cant really see why they are striking?? they should be lucky they have a job at all. dont they have to do yearly fitness tests etc ? so as they get older and start to slow down a bit they will be pulled off the front line letting the younger and fitter firefighters battle the fires. theres still millions of people out of work who would gladly takke up the offer! chunkus04
  • Score: 4

7:34pm Thu 5 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
PEOPLE SOON FORGET, WOULD YOU REALLY WANT YOUR GRAND PARENTS HAVING TO STAY FIT ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO PULL YOU OUT OF A BURNING BUILDING?

PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS QUICK TO JUDGE WHEN IT ISN'T THEIR OWN FAMILIES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.

I BACK THE BRAVE FIRE FIGHTER WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND PERHAPS THE GOVERMENT AWLT TO THINK ABOUT THIS STATEMENT!

SUPPORT YOUR FIRE FIGHTER EVERYONE!

MOAN OVER!
SACK 'EM ALL
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: PEOPLE SOON FORGET, WOULD YOU REALLY WANT YOUR GRAND PARENTS HAVING TO STAY FIT ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO PULL YOU OUT OF A BURNING BUILDING? PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS QUICK TO JUDGE WHEN IT ISN'T THEIR OWN FAMILIES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. I BACK THE BRAVE FIRE FIGHTER WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND PERHAPS THE GOVERMENT AWLT TO THINK ABOUT THIS STATEMENT! SUPPORT YOUR FIRE FIGHTER EVERYONE! MOAN OVER![/p][/quote]SACK 'EM ALL sesibollox
  • Score: 3

7:39pm Thu 5 Jun 14

iknowbetter says...

It's all ok when the MP's are given a way above inflation pay rise, the reason given to the public for the over inflated pay, We have to pay huge salaries to attract the right kind of person.

I wonder if this reason will ever be adopted for the guys and girls that put their lives on the line daily.
My full support for the Fire service is absolute. Lets hope I will never need your services but I know at least I am in safe hands if ever I did need you.
Good luck
It's all ok when the MP's are given a way above inflation pay rise, the reason given to the public for the over inflated pay, We have to pay huge salaries to attract the right kind of person. I wonder if this reason will ever be adopted for the guys and girls that put their lives on the line daily. My full support for the Fire service is absolute. Lets hope I will never need your services but I know at least I am in safe hands if ever I did need you. Good luck iknowbetter
  • Score: 3

11:00pm Thu 5 Jun 14

stackerman says...

Thinks they are protesting too much ,
they need to join the real world.As with police & the army the fire brigade needs to remember it was there choice for the line of work they chose this path. And the more the fire fighters strike the more it plays into the government's hands by showing as a authority the county can manage on less fire fighters as they are having a bbq out front of there stations attempting to prove a point .
Does this strike alter the pensions with the fire fighters second jobs ??
Thinks they are protesting too much , they need to join the real world.As with police & the army the fire brigade needs to remember it was there choice for the line of work they chose this path. And the more the fire fighters strike the more it plays into the government's hands by showing as a authority the county can manage on less fire fighters as they are having a bbq out front of there stations attempting to prove a point . Does this strike alter the pensions with the fire fighters second jobs ?? stackerman
  • Score: 1

11:49pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Smudge0407 says...

Anyone who has negative comments about the firefighters PLEASE visit your local station and ask why they are doing this. They want the pension they are fully entitled to and that they signed up for. Full support the the fire fighters.
Anyone who has negative comments about the firefighters PLEASE visit your local station and ask why they are doing this. They want the pension they are fully entitled to and that they signed up for. Full support the the fire fighters. Smudge0407
  • Score: -1

12:41pm Fri 6 Jun 14

common sense or not says...

Women in their 50's want the pension they were expecting to get at 60 not having to wait til 65 or longer. It is not just the public sector who are having to endure change it is a high percentage of the population. It might be a cliche but we are all in this together and all suffering which might be why we are no longer sympathetic or compassionate towards public sector strikes in general.
Women in their 50's want the pension they were expecting to get at 60 not having to wait til 65 or longer. It is not just the public sector who are having to endure change it is a high percentage of the population. It might be a cliche but we are all in this together and all suffering which might be why we are no longer sympathetic or compassionate towards public sector strikes in general. common sense or not
  • Score: 9

5:21pm Fri 6 Jun 14

stackerman says...

Smudge0407 wrote:
Anyone who has negative comments about the firefighters PLEASE visit your local station and ask why they are doing this. They want the pension they are fully entitled to and that they signed up for. Full support the the fire fighters.
unfortunately times change and we all have to adapt to the changes why should these guys be special as an ex soldier i saw pensions in the army change and did the armed forces strike ???
Errrm no they didn't they carried on there duties with out bleating and striking all the time .
so just do your jobs or if you don't like the changes just leave and find a job where you feel your needs are met fully .
[quote][p][bold]Smudge0407[/bold] wrote: Anyone who has negative comments about the firefighters PLEASE visit your local station and ask why they are doing this. They want the pension they are fully entitled to and that they signed up for. Full support the the fire fighters.[/p][/quote]unfortunately times change and we all have to adapt to the changes why should these guys be special as an ex soldier i saw pensions in the army change and did the armed forces strike ??? Errrm no they didn't they carried on there duties with out bleating and striking all the time . so just do your jobs or if you don't like the changes just leave and find a job where you feel your needs are met fully . stackerman
  • Score: 3

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