THE Fire Brigades Union has announced a series of 15 strikes taking place over eight consecutive days.
Essex Fire Brigades Union members, along with colleagues across the country, will be taking industrial action as part of a national dispute over Government pension reforms.
FBU members will strike during the following periods:
Monday, 14 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
Tuesday, 15 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
Wednesday, 16 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
Thursday, 17 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
Friday, 18 July: 6am–8am and 11pm–1am on Saturday 19 July
Saturday, 19 July: 11am–1pm and 11pm–1am on Sunday 20 July
Sunday, 20 July: 5pm–7pm
Monday, 21 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm
These strikes are in addition to the already announced strike action taking place between 10am and 7pm on Thursday, 10 July.
ECFRS has resilience arrangements in place to ensure fire cover is maintained across the County throughout the strike period but the public can play a part in keeping risk to a minimum. People are being urged to ‘Be Safer….Be Slower….Be Vigilant’.