The Green Party Trade Union Group sent the following statement to the London Firebrigades Union regarding the industrial action today and on November 5th and 6th. Here is also a report from the Politics Show on the issues involved and refusal of London's Tories, in the person of Brian Coleman, to deal with the dispute.
I am sending you the support of the Green Party Trade Union Group who decided at our committee meeting to totally support the London fire strike and the struggle of the FBU against the draconian measures being introduced by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and the threat of sackings. We stand in solidarity with you and hope that your industrial action will bring the employers to the table for further negotiations and that they will end their attempts to settle this dispute under duress.
Members of the Green Party and Green Party Trade Union Group will be joining picket lines across London on November 1st and on the 5th and 6th of November.
Green Party Trade Union Group
Rugby Green Party says: As we know fire stations are being closed in Warwickshire including Brinklow. The CON DEM government appears to gearing up to fight these essential workers and their Trade Union by using a scab labour private company called Asset Co with very poorly trained 'new' fire fighters at a cost of £12 million to the public sector. Hopefully the FBU will be able to reach out and bring these workers into the labour movement as it is clearly neither a safe service for London people or the workers themselves.
From the London Standard - http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/