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London Firefighters vote in favour of strikes | Via: Mail Online

Firefighters vote in favour of strikes in a row over pensions which could lead to first walkouts in a decade | Mail Online.

Firefighters vote in favour of strikes in a row over pensions which could lead to first walkouts in a decade

  • A total of 78 per cent of firefighters back walk-outs

  • They claim changes to pensions are unfair to staff and dangerous to public

  • But Government claims pension structure is ‘generous’

Firefighters could strike over chages to their pensions, which they claim are unfair to them and will put the public in danger
Firefighters could strike over chages to their pensions, which they claim are unfair to them and will put the public in danger

‘None of us want a strike, but we cannot compromise on public and firefighter safety. We hope common sense prevails, and the Government returns to the negotiating table.’

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President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.

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