Firefighters on Strike: Report from the Picket Line

After two years of futile negotiations with a government firmly committed to torching public services, members the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) were finally pushed to take strike action today in an effort to ward off the vicious vendetta the government is pursuing against the public.

In this instance, firefighters across the country went on the offensive undertaking a four hour strike because the government, against all rational evidence, is attempting to raise their retirement age by five years, from 55 to 60.

This move not only endangers public safety, but given the extreme fitness that is required of all firefighters will most likely result in mass sackings, as thousands of firefighters become older and are no longer deemed fit enough to continue to do their job.

The Socialist Party talked to New Parks fire station rep, Edd Rogers, who explained how…

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