Friday, 18 October 2013

FBU Strike Tomorrow Called Off

A national Fire Brigade Union (FBU) strike planned for tomorrow (Saturday, October 19) has been called off.

The strike was due to take place between 6.30pm and 11.30pm and would have seen Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) implement contingency plans to provide reduced cover across the county.

The FBU, which balloted for industrial action some weeks ago in a dispute with the Government over pensions, called the strike off today (Friday, October 18) at 1.20pm.

The Service has been asking residents to 'Be Safer... Be Slower... Be Vigilant' ahead of any industrial action and would like to thank the public for embracing the safety motto.

Chris Strickland, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We are pleased the FBU has called off this strike because any industrial action impacts on our ability to provide a resilient service to community. We hope ongoing negotiations between the Government and the FBU prove to be successful."

A four-hour strike previously took place on Wednesday, September 25.

For further information on the industrial action and safety advice, log onto www.cambsfire.gov.uk