Support locked-out Essex firefighters & hardship fund

January 16, 2015 in Appeals

Essex Firefighters took strike action from 9am on Wednesday 14 Jan. The three days of planned partial actions have been escalated as the employers effectively chose to temporarily lock firefighters out rather than accept three days of more limited strikes.   The current dispute is over changes to conditions for control room staff – with the sticking point being an attempt to impose 12 hour shifts – but has to be seen against the background both of the national pensions dispute and a local war of attrition waged by a hard nosed employer against one of the best organised fire […]