Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

October 13, 2010 13:02 ET

Operational Note From the Fire Brigades Union: London Firefighters' Strike Ballot

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2010) - The ballot result on the question of a London firefighters' strike ends tomorrow (Thursday 14 October), and the result will be available by about 3 pm. As soon as it is available, a media notice will be sent out.

FBU media contacts will be Francis Beckett (020 8349 9194 or 07813 001372) and Helen Hague (07889 792360 or 020 8340 5571.)

FBU general secretary Matt Wrack will be available for journalists or broadcasters who may wish to talk to him, from 3 pm until about 4.30 pm at the Trades Union Congress, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. 

It will be helpful if anyone seeking broadcast interviews at that time makes arrangements with Francis Beckett. Bids for interviews with FBU spokespeople after that time should go to Helen Hague.

If FBU members vote in favour of a strike, the strike dates will not be announced tomorrow, because the Union wishes to give time for the London Fire Brigade to withdraw the letters sacking all London firefighters. 

Instead, strike dates will be announced on the afternoon of Friday 15 October at about 2.30 pm. A media release will be sent out at about 2.30 pm. General secretary Matt Wrack and London executive member Ian Leahair will be available for journalists or broadcasters who may wish to talk to them from about 2 to 3 pm on Friday at the Trades Union Congress, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. 

It will be helpful if anyone seeking broadcast interviews at that time makes arrangements with Francis Beckett. Bids for interviews with FBU spokespeople after that time should go to Helen Hague.

Contact Information

  • Media contacts:
    FBU
    Francis Beckett
    020 8349 9194 or 07813 001372
    or
    FBU
    Helen Hague
    07889 792360 or 020 8340 5571