Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

September 04, 2012 10:30 ET

Essex Fire Dispute: Union Postpones Strike Called for 5th September as Talks Enter Crucial Phase

ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 4, 2012) - The Fire Brigades Union has postponed the short duration strike action called for 5th September following crucial talks held today between senior managers and FBU negotiators.

General Secretary, Matt Wrack:

"Talks on all the issues in dispute have continued throughout August and further progress was made at crucial meetings today. The FBU Vice President attended the talks held today between Essex managers and FBU negotiators in Essex. I understand that both sides believe they are close to producing detailed proposals that may be sufficient to bring the dispute to an end. I had no hesitation in supporting the recommendation of our negotiating team that tomorrow's strike be postponed to allow them to concentrate on the task immediately at hand.

"The strike action called for 18th October remains in place and so both sets of negotiators will be well-aware of the window of opportunity that is now available to them."

Contact Information

  • Francis Beckett
    020 8349 9194 or 07813 001372

    Keith Handscomb
    07730 435633