Union officials met with Westminster fire minister Penny Mordaunt last week and have sought further urgent meetings as the minister stated she was taking “soundings” on pension issues from colleagues.
The minister also stated in an open letter, dated 22 August, to all firefighters that she is considering a number of issues and undertaking work which should be complete by the week commencing 8 September.
In a circular to all members Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, wrote: â€œIn neither case is she clear or explicit about what work is being undertaken, which colleagues are being sounded out, or about what.
â€œClearly that position would be unsatisfactory if it were to continue.
â€œThe Executive Council has agreed to seek a further urgent meeting with the minister with a view to clarifying what work she has commissioned, what issues she is considering and discussing with colleagues.
â€œIn those discussion we shall seek a report on the actual progress she has made in these issues.â€
Read the full members circular here.
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