Firefighters Strike in Glos

Posted on 03. Nov, 2014 by in Featured, Politics & Campaigns

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The strike is the first national walk out since 2003 and has been the result of proposals for changes to firefighters pensions which have been rejected by firefighters across England and Wales. The proposed changes will impact on fire-fighters across Gloucestershire.

Adam Van Coevorden, the Green Party Parliamentary candidate for Cheltenham writes: Footage from the FBU picket line at Cheltenham West fire station, including interviews with FBU members explaining why this action had to happen. Our fire-fighters are being pushed into an unacceptable position by a government ideologically hell bent on destroying our unions. See also full interviews with Mike Tully and Tam McFarlane on Adam’s video channel here.

This open letter from a fire-fighter explains the situation very eloquently:

Please sign this petition to urge the government to soften their stance:…

The FBU also have an online tool to lobby your MP and ask for their support:
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