London Fire Brigade

Fire dispute set to be resolved

13 January 2011

Following a statement made by the FBU at a London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority meeting today, agreeing in principle to a negotiated settlement, Chairman and Leader of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Councillor Brian Coleman said:

“I’m delighted common sense has prevailed after two completely unnecessary strikes. Today’s announcement paves the way to end a dispute we’ve been fighting for six years, if accepted by the FBU’s regional committee. It demonstrates clear acceptance from the union to changes that will make Londoners safer.”

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Notes to editors:

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority runs the London Fire Brigade.

Following meetings this morning with officers at the London Fire Brigade the FBU has agreed to recommend acceptance of the draft agreement to the London regional committee on the 14th January 2011.

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