Rally & Lobby: Stop the Cuts to Fire Cover

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 26/02/2005 - 17:27.
31/12/1969 - 23:00

Homerton FBU picket

London FBU has organised this protest on the day the Fire Authority meets to make a decision about the proposed cuts.

Rally at 12. 30pm

City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA

Against the closure of Manchester Square Fire Station
& the loss of 180 firefighter jobs

Keep the fire cover in central London!

Trade unions fight fire service cuts

Submitted by Janine on Sat, 19/02/2005 - 14:28.

Homerton FBU picket

Last year, London's fire service management produced its 'London Safety Draft Plan' - which soon became known as the 'Daft Plan' to firefighters and their union, the FBU. The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), proposes to:

  • close Manchester Square Fire Station in Marylebone;

  • reduce staffing levels at fire stations with two fire appliances;
  • remove fire appliances from the following fire stations: Westminster; Knightsbridge, Kensington; Euston; Acton; Bethnal Green; Clerkenwell; Dockhead; Greenwich and Islington;
  • cut 178 firefighters' jobs across London, including 32 in our neighbouring Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Hackney has four fire stations - at Shoreditch, Homerton, Stoke Newington and Kingsland. Although none face the axe, Hackney's fire cover will be adversely affected in several ways:

Homerton FBU picket

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 13/08/2004 - 18:19.
Homerton FBU picket

Firefighters picket Homerton fire station during the FBU pay strike in 2002.

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