Firefighters in England and Wales to strike Friday 1st of November

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The Northwest Probation & CAFCASS branch of UNISON send a message of support to the Firefighters who will strike over pensions

They will strike from 6.30pm to 11pm on Friday 1st of November and then from 6am to 8am on Monday 4th November.

 Please support firefighters by visiting fire stations and joining picket lines.

Almost 80% voted in favour of industrial action in a ballot, although union officials have left the strike to the last possible moment to allow for the possibility of a negotiated settlement.

Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union General Secretary, said: “This initial strike is a warning shot to government. Firefighters could not be more serious about protecting public safety and ensuring fair pensions. Governments in Westminster and Cardiff have simply refused to see sense on these issues. Continue reading →