Extra care urged during fire strike this Saturday

Extra care urged during fire strike this Saturday

Extra care urged during fire strike this Saturday

First published in News

FIREFIGHTERS will go out on strike for 14th time on Saturday during a dispute over pensions.

Members of the Fire Brigade Union will be walking out from 10am to 5pm following Government proposals to increase the pension age to 60.

Bosses at Cheshire have asked residents to take extra care on the roads and at home during the strike.

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10:10am Mon 16 Jun 14

moleogod says...

just give them what they want. they fight fire, god **** FIRE for a living. at the age of 60 the body can not do all the jobs safely anymore as they could when they where younger. And that puts people at risk.. I'm sure they know what they can do better than central government what physical feats a 60 year old body can do.
just give them what they want. they fight fire, god **** FIRE for a living. at the age of 60 the body can not do all the jobs safely anymore as they could when they where younger. And that puts people at risk.. I'm sure they know what they can do better than central government what physical feats a 60 year old body can do. moleogod
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8:35pm Mon 16 Jun 14

voyager says...

Agreed Moleogod, but 60 year olds do not need to be firefighting. The Fire Service has now set itself up to be more than just a fire service. Its employees are out and about in the community giving home and road safety advice, even cycling advice, and everything else it seems to think it is a font of all knowledge on. Its even opening an education centre in Lymm. Surely all this should be covered by its older employees (who by definition should have more experience) leaving the younger, fitter members to actually firefight.
Agreed Moleogod, but 60 year olds do not need to be firefighting. The Fire Service has now set itself up to be more than just a fire service. Its employees are out and about in the community giving home and road safety advice, even cycling advice, and everything else it seems to think it is a font of all knowledge on. Its even opening an education centre in Lymm. Surely all this should be covered by its older employees (who by definition should have more experience) leaving the younger, fitter members to actually firefight. voyager
  • Score: 2

9:03pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Cheap Mower says...

moleogod wrote:
just give them what they want. they fight fire, god **** FIRE for a living. at the age of 60 the body can not do all the jobs safely anymore as they could when they where younger. And that puts people at risk.. I'm sure they know what they can do better than central government what physical feats a 60 year old body can do.
But where do you stop, what if they get what they want but then want more? Yes they do a great job but so do a lot of people, people that would get sacked if they went on strike.
[quote][p][bold]moleogod[/bold] wrote: just give them what they want. they fight fire, god **** FIRE for a living. at the age of 60 the body can not do all the jobs safely anymore as they could when they where younger. And that puts people at risk.. I'm sure they know what they can do better than central government what physical feats a 60 year old body can do.[/p][/quote]But where do you stop, what if they get what they want but then want more? Yes they do a great job but so do a lot of people, people that would get sacked if they went on strike. Cheap Mower
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11:21am Tue 17 Jun 14

Uncoded says...

This is a daft article.
Surely people should take care at home and on the roads at all times, not just when there is a strike on.
What is the world coming to when people have to be warned to be careful!?
This is a daft article. Surely people should take care at home and on the roads at all times, not just when there is a strike on. What is the world coming to when people have to be warned to be careful!? Uncoded
  • Score: 3

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