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London Fire Brigade Eyes 12 Station Closures
The London Fire Commissioner has proposed the closure of 12 fire stations in the capital with the loss of 520 jobs.
The plan put forward by Ron Dobson is expected to save £45m over the next two years.
Mr Dobson said around 10% of frontline firefighter posts will be axed, adding that he hoped to avoid compulsory redundancies.
The number of fire stations would be reduced to 100 under the proposals, which will go before the fire authority later this month.
The commissioner said he hoped firefighters would not take industrial action over the planned cuts, stressing that the authority had to make savings because of reductions to its budget.
what do you think?
We had this in our village 4 years ago, we took on the Council authority head on with our own proposals.........and won! People power and good arguments won the day....not a strike!
Wouldn't it be poetic justice if the Houses Of Parliament went up in flames while the wretches were debating their pay increase and there wasn't any fire engines available.
The next thing to be proposed will be privatising the fire service, this lot in power are that stupid. This act is on par with scrapping the Aircraft Carriers.
More cuts to emergency services. MP's asking for a pay rise too eh?