Crawley firefighters to join strike


Crawley firefighters will join public sector workers taking strike action.

The Fire Brigades Union said the long-running dispute over firefighters’ pensions will see a further day of strikes, on Thursday July 10, at the same time as a walk-out by local government workers, teachers and civil servants.

The strike will last between 10am and 7pm and will be the 15th in the FBU’s campaign. The union is also expected to announce further action later this week.

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “The FBU has wanted to settle our dispute for a long time, but the government at Westminster is simply not listening.

“We are therefore proud to take strike action alongside our colleagues in other unions on July 10.

“The fact that this government has united so many workers to take strike action against them is a testament to the failure of their policies.

“They are destroying our public services and wrecking the lives of millions.

“If they won’t listen and won’t negotiate then this is the result — and they should face more of the same if necessary.”