Hertfordshire firefighters announce strike action

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Firefighters in Hertfordshire are to take part in industrial action over pensions next month, the Fire Brigades Union has announced.

Firefighters will strike between noon and 5pm on May 2; between 2pm and 2am on May 3 and on May 4 between 10am and 3pm.

There will also be a ban on voluntary overtime across England and Wales from 3pm on May 4 until noon on May 9.

Hertfordshire Fire Brigade Union secretary Tony Smith said: "The Government has failed to make any offer since the last strikes. We have been talking for months discussing all sorts of angles and ways and we have tried to negotiate. We are very disappointed about this.

"This is the only option left to us. Obviously it is the last thing we want to do but we have to make a statement. We are hoping that this announcement will cause the Government to act."

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12:58pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Paul Gadd says...

These are true heroes in our society.......and being treated disgracefully by this Con dem gov't!
How come it's ok to spend £££millions on Thatcher's funeral & MP expenses- but there's no money to spend on these vital services??
These are true heroes in our society.......and being treated disgracefully by this Con dem gov't! How come it's ok to spend £££millions on Thatcher's funeral & MP expenses- but there's no money to spend on these vital services?? Paul Gadd
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2:18pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Reader (R) says...

After all said and done; They're Running in while we're running out, and thats takes courage.
After all said and done; They're Running in while we're running out, and thats takes courage. Reader (R)
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1:18pm Tue 29 Apr 14

garston tony says...

Not wishing to downplay the amazing job that they do, nor the fact that quite naturally they are trying to protect what they have but I cant help think that this type of action (and not just by the fire fighters) doesnt take into account the reality of the countries finances.

I'm sure they want to protect their pensions, but maybe they would like to nominate what other public sectors workers should suffer to pay for it?
Not wishing to downplay the amazing job that they do, nor the fact that quite naturally they are trying to protect what they have but I cant help think that this type of action (and not just by the fire fighters) doesnt take into account the reality of the countries finances. I'm sure they want to protect their pensions, but maybe they would like to nominate what other public sectors workers should suffer to pay for it? garston tony
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