Today, firefighters walked out for four hours as part of their fight against attacks on their pension rights. According to the employers, it seems that you have to walk into burning buildings until the age of 60 to earn a full pension! And that's despite paying 11 per cent of their wages in pension contributions throughout their working lives.
Firefighters keep us safe at work every day. So if they are not there, we are not safe. Hats off to the Tube workers who refused to work on safety grounds today, although it is a shame that more did not do so. We had a bigger turnout for refusal to work in the FBU's 2002 dispute and more recently a couple of years ago. If the unions could disseminate information and ammunition more thoroughly and promptly, that would help.