He’s paid £107k for attacking firefighters but he can’t turn up for critical meetings

Brian Coleman is the Tory politician who runs London’s Fire Service. He is paid over £107,000 for being a London politician, more than three times the £33,000 average wage of a London firefighter, yet he still fails to turn up for negotiations when he has agreed to do so on TV News. Perhaps her couldn’t fined a cab? Even though he has claimed over £20,000 for using taxis.What exactly do Londoners get for this? One cut that’s overdue! Continue reading

The firefighters deserve our support

Yesterday, a political row broke out because London’s 5,600 firefighters announced they would escalate their strike action unless the London Fire Brigade withdrew letters sacking all of them. The union decided to call its London members out on strike from 10 am on November 5 to 9 am on November 7. Speaking on the Today programme, General Secretary, Matt Wrack criticised London fire brigade officials for “a return to Victorian mill-owner industrial relations.” Mr Wrack said he “completely understood” the public’s concern over impending strikes, but insisted action could be averted if fire bosses relented. Continue reading