FBU strike dates - take extra care

Fri 25 Oct, 2013

The Fire Brigades Union, which is in dispute with the Government over pensions, has today announced two strike dates:

  • Friday 1 November 2013, from 6.30pm to 11pm.
  • Monday 4 November 2013, from 6am to 8am.

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has plans in place which enable it to continue to provide cover in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes during these periods of industrial action.

Jason Thelwell, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service's Chief Operating Officer, said: “We will obviously prioritise emergency calls where lives are at risk, and we will continue to provide as much information as possible to help people avoid having a fire or other emergency – not just during strike periods, but all year round.”

The union staged a four-hour strike on Wednesday 25 September, and postponed a five-hour strike initially planned for Saturday 19 October.