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New South Wales firefighters (FBEU) send solidarity to UK firefighters Strike

FROM: Fire Brigades Union UK web site

http://www.fbu.org.uk/?p=7375

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New South Wales firefighters send solidarity

September 23, 2013

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Firefighters from New South Wales in Australia have send solidarity to their UK counterparts ahead of strike action on Wednesday.

Firefighters in England and Wales will walk out for four hours on 25 September over government attacks on pensions.

And now as well as messages of support from the public and parliamentarians, the Fire Brigades Union has also received a letter from Jim Casey, State Secretary of the Fire Brigades Employees’ Union, on behalf of his members.

“The Fire Brigade Union Employees’ Union offers you and all UK firefighters our solidarity

and support in your fight to maintain firefighters well-deserved and hard-earned pensions entitlements,” Casey writes.f

“We have been watching the developments in the UK with interest. We also have a conservative government in this State and now a conservative national government as of 7 September 2013.

“If there’s on thing the conservatives will learn it’s that if they try to take away our entitlements we will fight back.”

You can find a copy of the letter here.

About Darin Sullivan (1968 Articles)
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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