CIRCULAR 2013HOC00689MWÂ Â
16 December 2013
TO: Â Â ALL MEMBERS ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES
cc:Â Â Â Â Regional Officials
Â Dear Brother/Sister
INDUSTRIAL ACTION: PENSIONS IN THE FIRE SERVICE
Call for Industrial Action
Members have been informed of the result of the ballot for industrial action short of a strike. That ballot was in addition to the previous ballot for strike action which did not include control members.
As the person authorised to make the call for industrial action, I now confirm that this discontinuous industrial action will commence and terminate at the times and on the dates specified below:
Commencing 24th December 2013 from 19:00 hours until 24th December 2013 at midnight (00:00 on 25th December 2013) â€“ strike action (firefighters in England and Wales), industrial action short of a strike, namely a refusal to undertake voluntary overtime (firefighters in Scotland and control members in England, Wales and Scotland).
Commencing 27th December 2013 from 19:00 hours until 29th December 2013 at 19:00 hours – industrial action short of a strike, namely a refusal to undertake voluntary overtime (firefighters in England, Wales and Scotland).
Commencing 31st December 2013 from 18:30 hours until 1st January 2014 at 00:30 hours â€“ strike action (firefighters in England and Wales).
Commencing 3rd January 2014 from 06:30 hours until 3rd January 2014 at 08:30 hours â€“ strike action (firefighters in England and Wales).
These are the times/dates/details which have been determined upon. We hope the matter will be resolved shortly. If not, further dates/details in respect of this ongoing industrial action will be notified once determined. Members in England, Scotland and Wales are now called upon to take industrial action on and not earlier than the dates and times specified above and on any further dates to be so notified.
NB. Control member includes those who have been transferred from control duties but remain eligible for the same pension schemes as control members.