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London Firefighters To Strike On Bonfire Night

By M@ Last edited 74 months ago
London Firefighters To Strike On Bonfire Night

Proposed industrial action by members of the Fire Brigades' Union will see a 47-hour strike centered on November 5. The move, which clearly puts lives at risk by diminishing fire coverage on the busiest night of the year, has been described as 'profoundly wrong' and 'very serious' by politicians. This and other recent strikes oppose a decision by London Fire Brigade to force staff into signing new contracts or face the sack. In the interests of balance, we won't say how self-centered and reckless the choice of strike dates seems, but will leave that for others in the comments.

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