Monday, November 01, 2010
Update: four firefighters were injured in the collision, it seems, when a station manager accelerated into the picket line with his car. One of them had severe neck and pelvic injuries as he was transported by the impact over the bonnet and roof of the vehicle, and was dumped on the road behind. He has been airlifted to hospital. It is increasingly obvious that even when this strike is over, it won't be over. The management of Brian Coleman and Ron Dobson has been absolutely poisonous, destroying the good will of an invaluable group of workers. They've sabotaged negotiations, lied about and smeared firefighters, leaked their addresses to the press, and placed London at risk by leaving it at the mercy of a bunch of clueless scab workers. When this strike is resolved, they have to go. They are a train wreck, and they've got no business running any public service.
Update II: It gets worse. In yet another collision, a firefighter was injured, as well as a copper, outside Southwark station when a scabbing fire officer drove a fire truck into a picket line. The injuries incurred are not said to be serious.