Video of the 24th March 2010 PCS strike in Belfast. The strike co-incided with Alistair Darling’s pre-election budget. Socialist Party members visiting the picket lines spoke to Barney Lawn and Gayle Matthews, members of the PCS.
ONLY A deluded fool would expect benevolence from New Labour. The country’s firefighters are already familiar with the lengths that New Labour ministers will go to, in order to attack their trade union and bleed the workers under the guise of modernisation.
But FBU members are shocked and angered at the latest move by the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) to rob sick and injured firefighters of their pensions.