Message of support for Ricky Matthews from Stroud Fire Brigades Union

Posted on 04. Nov, 2014 by in Featured, Politics & Campaigns

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Stroud Against the Cuts film. They write: Ricky Matthews is a members of the executive council of the Fire Brigades Union. After taking strike action as part of the recent strike in defence of pensions by the Union, Ricky Matthews was summarily dismissed by the Buckinghamshire Chief Fire Officer and the Buckinghamshire management team have claimed that the FBU call to strike was not lawful. The FBU describe this as “utter rubbish. Employers are able to challenge unions in court… Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Authority did not attempt to take us to court or seek an injunction. This demonstrates very clearly that their claims and their case are without basis.

“This is outrageous treatment of a long standing firefighter and an outrageous attack on the right to organise in a trade union. The FBU is now planning our response on a legal, political and industrial level. The FBU will stand by our victimised member.”

In this video, Phil Jordan sends a message of support for Ricky Matthews from firefighters in Stroud and on behalf of FBU members across Gloucestershire.

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