Firefighters join teachers and civil servants' strike planned for next week

Firefighters join teachers and civil servants' strike planned for next week

Firefighters join teachers and civil servants' strike planned for next week

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Firefighters in Hertfordshire will join a huge one-day strike by public sector workers next week as part of their ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Wales and England will walk out next Thursday, when more than a million council and health workers, teachers and civil servants, will be taking industrial action.

The walkout will be the biggest over pay since the coalition came to power, with plans for further strikes later in the year.

The FBU has been involved in a long-running row with the Government over controversial plans to change pensions and the retirement age of firefighters.

The strike will take place from 10am until 7pm.

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2:23pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Cuetip says...

Why didn't the bankers who brought this country to its knees not go on strike over their pensions / redundancy packages or for that matter the Euro MPs / MPs over their contributions / expense allowances?

Even the legal profession have concerns about who this austerity policy is hitting hardest .Changes to legal support have sparked widespread concern amongst various sectors that the reforms will severely reduce access to justice. In a recent case, one judge claimed that it would be a "violation" of the legal process to allow the case to proceed, citing issues over adequate representation.
Why didn't the bankers who brought this country to its knees not go on strike over their pensions / redundancy packages or for that matter the Euro MPs / MPs over their contributions / expense allowances? Even the legal profession have concerns about who this austerity policy is hitting hardest .Changes to legal support have sparked widespread concern amongst various sectors that the reforms will severely reduce access to justice. In a recent case, one judge claimed that it would be a "violation" of the legal process to allow the case to proceed, citing issues over adequate representation. Cuetip
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8:06am Fri 4 Jul 14

garston tony says...

The reason the legal profession dont want to take on cases is because they will no longer be able to milk the justice system with very high charges. Lawyers and barristers could still take the cases on the money now being offered and still earn far more than most of the rest of the population.

And if we are thinking of the same case then the courts actually overturned the first judges decision and said the trial could still go ahead and had a go at the legal proffession for their greed.

Funny how in your delight at trying to attack the government you are defending a profession where individuals charge hundreds, sometimes thousands of pounds an hour which they expect us the tax payer to foot the bill for
The reason the legal profession dont want to take on cases is because they will no longer be able to milk the justice system with very high charges. Lawyers and barristers could still take the cases on the money now being offered and still earn far more than most of the rest of the population. And if we are thinking of the same case then the courts actually overturned the first judges decision and said the trial could still go ahead and had a go at the legal proffession for their greed. Funny how in your delight at trying to attack the government you are defending a profession where individuals charge hundreds, sometimes thousands of pounds an hour which they expect us the tax payer to foot the bill for garston tony
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