London Fire Brigade

End of second eight hour strike

02 November 2010

As on the first strike day, the emergency fire crews were deployed in line with the contract and provided the service that was expected. Lessons learned from the first strike have enabled deployment and management of the emergency fire crews to be achieved more efficiently than last time.

27 fire engines responded to 20 incidents throughout the day, including 8 fires.

London Fire Commissioner, Ron Dobson, said:

“Firefighters now need to ask their union representatives what this strike is really achieving, and why they cannot reach agreement with us on our revised offer of an 11 hour day and 13 hour night.”

Chairman of the London Fire Authority, Brian Coleman, said:

“This isn't about cuts to service or job losses. We can resolve this quickly, for the sake of both Londoners and firefighters.”

During the day protestors did stop fire appliances entering some of the designated fire stations, but this did not impact on the London Fire Brigade's ability to respond to 999 calls.

Ends

For more information contact London Fire Brigade’s press office on 020 8536 5922