What: Protest the sacking of firefighter Ricky Matthews
Where: Oakfield Road Park, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 1LL
When: Assemble 11:30, Tuesday 9 December 2014
Firefighters will be protesting against the decision by Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service to dismiss their victimised colleague Ricky Matthews, with a march and rally through Aylesbury.
A firefighter for more than 17 years Ricky Matthews, who is also a member of the Fire Brigades Unionâ€™s executive council, was sacked for taking lawful industrial action during the recent four day strike over the Westminster governments changes to firefighter pensions.
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: â€œRicky was sacked for taking part in lawful strike action by a fire service that has a history of bullying and intimidating firefighters and union members.
â€œHis sacking is an attack on every firefighter and their right to organise in the workplace to secure better conditions and a better public service.â€
â€œFirefighters across the UK stand united with their bullied and victimised colleague and call for Ricky Matthews to be reinstated.â€
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