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Lobby of London Fire Authority

by Tony Phillips, branch secretary, London Fire Authority Unison (pc)
Issue No. 2127

Members of the GMB and Unison unions in the London Fire Authority have called a lobby of a meeting of their employer that will consider cuts in the organisation’s budget next week.

The politicians that run the authority are considering proposals to slash up to £9.2 million from the budget in 2009-10. The cuts could mean as many as 90 jobs going.

The cuts are part of London mayor Boris Johnson’s attacks on the services provided by the Greater London Authority.

A mass meeting of GMB members last week voted to support a joint union campaign against the cuts. The firefighter FBU union’s London regional committee is backing the lobby and sending a delegation with its banner.

Stop the cuts lobby of the fire authority, Thursday 20 November, 1.30pm at London Fire Authority meeting, City Hall, Queens Walk London SE1

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Tue 11 Nov 2008, 18:22 GMT
Issue No. 2127
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