Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

July 18, 2012 06:09 ET

Striking Essex Firefighters March Through Chelmsford

ESSEX, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) - Essex firefighters on a 24-hour strike, starting at 9 a.m. this morning, will march through the streets of Chelmsford today, accompanied by the Fire Brigades Union's own fire engine. The demonstration will begin at 12 midday at Admirals Park, Chelmsford, and end at Central Park, Chelmsford, where a rally will be addressed by FBU general secretary Matt Wrack.

Essex firefighters are on strike over fire authority plans to get rid of 100 full time and 60 retained firefighters - one in five of all the firefighters in Essex. The Fire Brigades Union says the plan will compromise the safety of those who live in Essex.

Contact Information

  • Francis Beckett
    020 8349 9194 or 07813 001372