North Wales firefighters to take further strike action

Published date: 02 January 2014 |
Published by: Mike Williams 
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FIREFIGHTERS in North Wales are due to take strike action for the third time during the Christmas and new year period on Friday morning. 

The Fire Brigades Union has organised industrial action on Friday, January 3, between 6.30am and 8.30am as a protest against government plans for pensions. 

The union took industrial action for five hours on Christmas Eve and six hours on New Year’s eve. 

Chief Fire Officer Simon Smith reported that North Wales Fire and Rescue Service had managed its services effectively during the strike action. 

He said: "There was obviously a reduction in the resources that we had at our disposal, however, our business continuity plans were put into operation effectively and as soon as the strike period came to an end we were able to ensure a quick and safe return to normal services. 

"During the six hour period of industrial action our attendance was not required at any incidents - and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and for heeding our safety messages. 

"Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year." 

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