Quiet night during fire strike

Gazette & Herald: Quiet night during fire strike Quiet night during fire strike

NORTH Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said it attended four incidents during a four-hour strike by firefighters last night – two automatic fire alarms, a false smoke alarm and a vehicle leaking fuel.

“During the strike period, we had over half our fire engines available, across the whole service area, to attend incidents if they were required,” said a spokesman.

Humberside's service said it attended eight incidents during the strike, organised by the Fire Brigades Union in a dispute over pensions, but did not specify what they involved.

Deputy chief fire officer Dene Sanders said: “The Service continues to be tested by this national dispute but is continually assessing and reviewing its contingency plans so that the best possible service can be delivered to the community at times of strike action.

“We will continue to provide an adequate service during strike action and to achieve this we need to draw on some of our current staff as well as reservists to provide that service; their efforts are very much appreciated.”

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8:21am Mon 16 Dec 13

smudge2 says...

Nobody likes people who strike nowadays as people will not tolerate the inconvenience.Unions are a thing of the past and go back to the mining/car/dockers era of British life and look where they are now.Everybody has had to accept less in the last few years and public service workers are no different as private sector pensions have been hit just as hard.Unfortunately Union bosses on there inflated salary and pensions seem immune to the poverty they supposedly fight for.
Nobody likes people who strike nowadays as people will not tolerate the inconvenience.Unions are a thing of the past and go back to the mining/car/dockers era of British life and look where they are now.Everybody has had to accept less in the last few years and public service workers are no different as private sector pensions have been hit just as hard.Unfortunately Union bosses on there inflated salary and pensions seem immune to the poverty they supposedly fight for. smudge2

10:31am Mon 16 Dec 13

asd says...

smudge2 wrote:
Nobody likes people who strike nowadays as people will not tolerate the inconvenience.Unions are a thing of the past and go back to the mining/car/dockers era of British life and look where they are now.Everybody has had to accept less in the last few years and public service workers are no different as private sector pensions have been hit just as hard.Unfortunately Union bosses on there inflated salary and pensions seem immune to the poverty they supposedly fight for.
Its because the goverment brain washes people using media. Lets just accept they are right and itys all about me, me,me. With out the unions we would have no minium wage, no maxium hours, no maternity pay etc you really think the Goverment thought they were good ideas? The tory lot if fully in charge would love to abolish minium wage. Unions maybe a thing of the past but their philosophy of worker right is sound. Lets pay more bankers and mp more money yaaaay as thats really fair to society.
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: Nobody likes people who strike nowadays as people will not tolerate the inconvenience.Unions are a thing of the past and go back to the mining/car/dockers era of British life and look where they are now.Everybody has had to accept less in the last few years and public service workers are no different as private sector pensions have been hit just as hard.Unfortunately Union bosses on there inflated salary and pensions seem immune to the poverty they supposedly fight for.[/p][/quote]Its because the goverment brain washes people using media. Lets just accept they are right and itys all about me, me,me. With out the unions we would have no minium wage, no maxium hours, no maternity pay etc you really think the Goverment thought they were good ideas? The tory lot if fully in charge would love to abolish minium wage. Unions maybe a thing of the past but their philosophy of worker right is sound. Lets pay more bankers and mp more money yaaaay as thats really fair to society. asd

10:52am Mon 16 Dec 13

Big Bad Wolf says...

I believe that there is a place for unions but quite often it ends up with the"tail wagging the dog" and the employer having fewer rights than the employee.
I often wonder if some union personnel make big issues out of minor situations to justify their existence.
I believe that there is a place for unions but quite often it ends up with the"tail wagging the dog" and the employer having fewer rights than the employee. I often wonder if some union personnel make big issues out of minor situations to justify their existence. Big Bad Wolf

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