Fire fighters set to strike again

humberside fire
humberside fire

The Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) has announced today that its members will be taking further strike action from 6.30pm to 11pm on Friday November 1 and 6am until 8am on Monday November 4 in a continued dispute with government over changes to pensions.

These dates come following the postponement of a five hour period of strike action that was due to take place on Saturday October 19. A four hour strike took place on 25 September.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Dene Sanders, said: “We have confidence in our robust plans that will enable us to provide an emergency response service and those plans proved successful during the last period of strike action. However the service will be reduced from what we can ordinarily provide and what the public expect.”

As with the last period of action, there will be no assistance available from Ministry of Defence sources in respect of staff or equipment. However, not all firefighters in the Humberside area will take part in the strike action as not all are members of the Union.

“As there will be fewer fire engines available to attend incidents during periods of industrial action it is even more important that people take extra care to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.”

Safety information and updates on the industrial action is available on the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service website at www.humbersidefire.gov.uk.

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