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Army Green Goddesses not coping in Merseyside

The Army Green Goddesses in Merseyside are not responding to all emergency calls. The Fire Brigades Union, working with the Chief Fire Officer’s figures, estimates that only 30% of emergency calls are receiving a response from the Green Goddesses; the other 70% of calls are not being attended....

Merseyside fire strike solid

Firefighters, officers and emergency fire control staff in Merseyside walked out on strike this morning at 0900 hours for a period of 8 consecutive days. The strike is 100 per cent solid across the whole of the area. Merseyside Chief Fire Officer, Malcolm Saunders, is claiming that the dispute...

FBU women members support national demo in Merseyside

Women Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control Staff from all over the UK will be supporting the National Demonstration on Friday 13th July, which has been called in support of striking FBU members in Merseyside. Chief Fire Officer Malcolm Saunders has been attempting to mislead the public into...

Merseyside fire strike inflamed

It has become clear today that Merseyside Fire and Civil Defence Authority are intent on inflaming the current fire dispute in Merseyside. They have written to all FBU members in Merseyside stating that they not only intend not to pay wages on strike days, but they also intend to claim extra money...

Fire strike risk to railways

As Emergency Fire Control Operators, Fire Officers and Firefighters prepare to start strike action on Friday 13 July 2001, rail workers question the effects on rail safety of the fire strikes. The Merseyside Chief Fire Officer, Malcolm Saunders, supported by the Merseyside Fire Authority, is...

Merseyside fire talks break down

Firefighters, Fire Officers and Emergency Fire Control staff in Merseyside are now set to begin strike action at 0900 hours on Friday 13 July, for a period of eight days after last ditch talks on 10 July broke down. FBU General Secretary Andy Gilchrist and President Mick Harper both travelled up...

Fire Brigades Union national demonstration

Firefighters, Fire Officers and Emergency Fire Control Staff from all over the United Kingdom will be demonstrating in Liverpool on Friday 13 July in support of striking FBU members in Merseyside. The demonstrators will assemble at Kings Dock, Liverpool at 12.30 pm and will set off at...

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