Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

July 16, 2009 07:37 ET

Fire Brigades Union General Secretary Rallies Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Fire Crews Against Cuts and Regionalisation Threat

EAST MIDLANDS, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - July 16, 2009) -

Attn East Midlands regional newsdesks and Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire newsdesks.

Fire Brigades Union General Secretary Matt Wrack is meeting fire crews across the East Midlands this Friday 17 July to warn them about twin Government threats to cut frontline fire services and to close brigade emergency fire controls. It is part of a 12-month campaign which will involve a lobby of Parliament on 21 October.

Mr Wrack will be in Derby (Oberol Consulting, 19 St Christopher's Way, Patriot Way Business Park, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JY) at 10am, Nottingham (Stockhill Fire Station, Stockhill Lane, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0GL) at 2pm and Lincolnshire (Lecture Room One Training Centre, LFRS HQ, South Park Avenue, Lincoln LN5 8EL) at 7pm to meet fire crews from across those counties.

Mr Wrack will tell the fire crews they face:

- an increasing attack on frontline fire services, led by the Treasury;

- attacks on employment conditions;

- pointless, but distressing meddling with working hours, including shift changes;

- the continuing threat to close all brigade emergency fire controls in the East Midlands and to move to a region-wide fire control only

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