has already made a comprehensive submission to Government outlining the Union's views on the future of the Fire Service.
May 20: The FBU
executive decides to recommend acceptance of a deal to end the long=- running pay dispute.
For further information contact: Dave Green, FBU
Executive Council member for the East Midlands: +44-(0)7712-654419.
The new strike is expected to be endorsed at a recalled national conference of the FBU
in Brighton next week.
Two months ago, the employers and the FBU
reached a deal which Mr Prescott vetoed, so for him to accuse the FBU
of bad faith is utter hypocrisy.
But the Office for the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) accused the FBU
of "plucking the figures from the air".
said it has timed the strikes so that celebrations on Bonfire Night and the Saturdays before and after November 5, which are the most popular times for firework displays, can take place.
On the same day, a meeting of the local FBU
leadership will also consider consulting members to see if they want to vote again over the cuts.
leadership will meet again today when it hopes to receive a new document from the employers.
And Steve Watson, FBU
Cleveland Brigade secretary, slammed the Government for not resolving the major issue.
The new strike is expected to be endorsed at a recalled FBU
conference in Brighton next week.
members have already secured a 9 to 1 ballot victory for industrial action short of a strike if Somerset County Council failed in its obligations to protect the families of firefighters in the event of death or serious injury at an incident of this type.