London Fire Brigade

Fire Authority Chairman responds to announcement of strike dates

15 October 2010

Responding to the FBU announcement about firefighter strike action in London, Chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Brian Coleman said:

“Firefighters are going to be striking over plans to reduce a 15 hour night shift by three hours, and add those three hours to a 9 hour day shift. That is all these proposals seek to do, no station closures, no increase in hours and no change to the four day rest period between shifts. This is about making more time in the day for vital training and fire prevention work.”

“We’ve been discussing this for five years and have offered to compromise, so it’s time for the FBU to stop blocking these changes.”

Notes:

The FBU have announced two days of strike action. Strike action will take place on:

  • Saturday 23 October – 10am – 6pm
  • Monday 1 November – 10am – 6pm

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