Withdrawal of 27 fire engines sparks anger in Fire Brigade Union
The sudden withdrawal of fire engines has brought fire safety at stake within the city of London. FBU has strongly criticized this stand.
The Fire Brigades Union condemned the London Fire Brigade for withdrawing 27 fire engines from use the day before the FBU strike ballot is due.
FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack said: "This is nothing but provocation. The result of our strike ballot is not even out yet, but the Chief Fire Officer has taken away 27 fire engines from local stations and local communities, when fire fighters are there and ready to use them. The Brigade has a duty to consult with staff and public over reductions on fire cover. It failed to do so."
The FBU acted after reports that:
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