Firefighters in England and Wales will strike again after the government failed to make proposals sufficient to resolve the ongoing dispute over pensions. Three strikes were called following a meeting of the FBU’s executive council today (Thursday).
The first strike, lasting five hours, will take place between 1200-1700 hours on 2 May; the second, a 12-hour strike, between 1400 hours and 0200 hours on 3-4 May; and the third, a five-hour strike, between 1000-1500 hours on 4 May.
All FBU members (with the exception of Control staff) are expected to take part in the strike action.
Additionally, the union announced that action short-of-a-strike would take place as follows.
A ban on voluntary overtime across England and Wales from 1501 hours on 4 May to 1200 hours on 9 May.
A ban on voluntary overtime in Scotland from 1200 hours on 2 May to 1200 hours on 9 May.
Again, all FBU members (with the exception of Control) are expected to take part in the action short-of-a-strike.
We would remind members of the strike protocols agreed by the London regional committee, which can be found here: http://www.london.fbu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/1051.pdf
A full statement from the general secretary will be issued in due course. The executive council will reconvene on 8 May.
Yours in unity