Fire service’s disappointment at talks failure

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first_imgFire service’s disappointment at talks failureOn 26 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Firefighters’employers are disappointed that the eight-day strike action over pay was notpostponed.Theemployers said talks were almost complete after agreeing a 16 per cent payincrease – taking basic pay to £25,000 a year by November 2003.Theparties also made agreements on overtime and the introduction of a moreflexible work system alongside the current ‘four on, four off’ shiftpattern.     However,the Government refused to fund the £80m needed to complete the deal.JimChrystie, spokesman for the Employers’ Organisation for Local Government, said:”We are very disappointed, there was no reason why the strikes should goahead as we were very close to an agreement.”Almosttwo-thirds of HR professionals do not support the strike, according toPersonneltoday.com’s barometer poll.Ofthe 252 votes, 160 were against the industrial action. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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