The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) says it would be dangerous to expect large numbers of Firefighters in their late 50’s to fight fires and rescue families. This would put the public and the Firefighters at risk.
The government proposals could result in mass sackings as any Firefighters deemed unfit will be taken through the capability process and dismissed. There are no non-front line jobs for them to be redeployed into as these have been outsourced.
So please support your local Firefighters – they are always there for you and now they need your support.
Visit the picket line at your local fire station on Wednesday 13th November between 10.00 a.m. – 2 p.m. They would love to see you. Sign the online petition on the FBU website http://www.fbu.org.uk/