Monday, October 25, 2010

Firefighters out for two day strike

The firefighters aren't taking it, and they aren't backing down - and good on them. They're going out for another strike, this one lasting 47 hours, starting on bonfire night. It's in addition to an eight hour strike already planned for November 1st, and constitutes an escalation of the action against Brian Coleman and the LFB management The last strike, lasting for eight hours, has already hit hard. Assetco, the London Fire Brigade's scabbing company showed that they couldn't put out a cigarette, never mind a blaze (eg). There were, I have heard, many Assetco workers who didn't know they'd be scabbing and who won't want to participate in future operations. They probably don't want to face this kind of mass picketing either: