Firefighters strike ends and it’s ‘back to normal service’

Posted 03/01/2014 14:10:36

The scheduled two hour period of industrial action by firefighters in England and Wales came to an end at 8.30am this morning (Friday 3rd January).

The strike was the latest period of industrial action planned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) as a protest against Government plans for pensions.

Chief Fire OfficerSimon Smithreported that North Wales Fire and Rescue Service had managed its services effectively during the strike action.

"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.

"I would again take this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and for heeding our safety messages - during the two hour period our attendance was not required at any incidents.

"Although this strike is over, it is as yet unclear whether there will be further industrial action by firefighters so I would remind people that attention to fire safety and road safety remains of paramount importance."

Advice on how to keep safe is available on www.nwales-fireservice.org.uk

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