North Wales Fire and Rescue warning ahead of strike

Reporter:

Dean Jones

THE North Wales Fire and Rescue service has urged people to take extra care ahead of next week’s strike.

The number of staff expected to participate is high, and this will result in a reduction in the resources available when it becomes enforced on Thursday, July 14, from 10am to 7pm.

Chief Fire Officer, Simon Smith, said: "This time we will see firefighters joining other public sector workers, which will include some additional members of fire and rescue service staff, in a broader coordinated dispute which is expected to create more wide scale impact.

“This will further increase the level of risk to the public, and the need for people to be extra vigilant about their safety is even greater.”

Unlike the dispute in 2002/3, support from the military is no longer available to the service and they have stated that safety advice and guidance will be provided via the North Wales Fire and Rescue website, while their social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter will also be on hand to give advice on any situation.

The strike is due to a long-running dispute over pensions.

For information on safety measures visit www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk.

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