More industrial action planned this week for FBU

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) is planning more industrial action this month:

  • a 24-hour strike from 9am on Thursday (12th June) to 8.59am on Friday (13th June)
  • and a seven hour strike from 10am - 5pm on Saturday, 21st June.

Although the fire service is meeting with the FBU in an attempt to call off the action, we have put in place a contingency plan for these dates.

We understand that fire services will continue to answer 999 calls during the industrial action and ensure continued emergency cover for all life-threatening incidents, using fully trained staff.

Whilst this action should not have an adverse impact on our normal operations, please be aware that there could be delays in a response should you require fire service assistance with a patient.

We will deploy an EEAST manager to any incident which the Fire and Rescue Service are requested to attend, to act as a scene liaison officer and ensure the welfare of our crews on scene.  

Both hazardous area response teams (HART) can also be deployed to the same incident if needed, with one acting as a rescue team.

In the event of a major incident occurring during industrial action, it is anticipated the fire and rescue strike will be cut with immediate effect.

Any updates will be published here on the Need to Know site so please check back regularly.

Published 9th June, 2014


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