Why I support the fire fighter’s strike

13 Dec

image

I support the fire fighter’s in their strike against the government’s decision to increase their working age, change the terms of the pension that they signed up for, and to make harsh cuts to their service. Just as I do for the police service.

Most of us are woefully ignorant of the wide remit of the challenging work that you do. I know it’s not simply fire fighting or rescue work. It’s prevention also.

I remember as a small child the house next door burning from an electrical fault. I remember the smell of burnt flesh. It seered into my consciousness in a way that I can’t ever describe.  You put yourselves out there for a barely adequate living wage. Trying to protect us mostly from ourselves.

As populations grow despite the tremendous preventative work you do. Incidents will occur. Accidents on roads etc.  I want to know that you are there. Within 5 mins of me or my family and friends.  I want to know that your service to us is fairly paid and adequately rewarded.  I want to know that you are fully equipped. 

Surely that is not too much to expect?

Keep fighting for us please. Stay unified and strong. If you can weaken the paralytic grip the gvt has on emergency services then it becomes more possible for the rest of the public sector to succeed also.

The frail excuse of austerity is not the whole truth.  Most people are seeing it’s lies now as the reaction to the MPs wage increase shows.

Even if it were true there are some services that are essential.  The infrastructure of the country needs a stable core.  Fire, police are part of that core as are ambulances,  hospitals and schools.

You ALL provide the framework that our society is undepinned by. Thank you for that.

Jules

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Pain Pals

My family & friends living with me.....and chronic illness

craftyinsomniac

A disabled insomniac who crafts!!!!

susanlarsonauthor

The pretty good books of Susan Larson

We won! But the battle's not over

Once a nurses' countdown to the 2014 Victorian election, now a periodic blog on matters health, union, social justice, and the occasional random rant

JimHind

Where discussion starts.....

thechattyzebra

Discovering we don't think inside the box or outside the box. We don't even know where the box is

Embrace The Brace

How To Live With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Discordant Daydream

A vent of life's problems and delights

Grenfell Action Group

Working to defend and serve the Lancaster West community

gardeninacity

Notes from a wildlife-friendly cottage garden

Vox Political

politics for the people

Destined2Roam

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it

analiensaturn

the daily planet,

nodighome

no dig gardening, seasonal cooking, permaculture, preserving, foraging, storing, crafting, home life

Digging Deep

The Green Prescription Allotment

Disappointed Idealist

Ranting from the chalkface

Wildlife & Eco Gardens

Bringing nature to life

Dogwooddays

Life and the Garden

This little life of mine.

Living the nightmare with a smile on my face.

ALT-POLITICS

Politics For The People

rogerfrancis

Changing Lives Through Learning

Unconventionally "normal"

Chronic illness blog to educate the world

Bert Fulks

Fall. Surrender. Restore. Rise. Repeat.

@PoliceGuvnor - The realities of policing

Follow me on Twitter @PoliceGuvnor

Stop Deforestation

Deforestation. Endangered Species.

Graham Wettone

Policing Commentator

The Patchwork Banana

life, love, nature, musings

Square Cop In A Round World

A former cop taking on tough subjects

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

Cops Against

Find Your Voice

The Secret Barrister

Independent Blogger of the Year, The Comment Awards 2016

Burn Punk London

Just another WordPress.com site

ianchisnall

My views on current issues

F.I.N.E.

Fucked In-pain Neurotic etc

The Hippy Geek

One woman's experience of balancing nature and nerd.

Depressed Detective

30 Year old UK Police Detective, with some Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia issues.

BSC Policing Network

Connecting Policing Researchers In The UK And Beyond

Gem's Things

My Things: stuff I've bought, things I've done, food I've eaten and places I've stayed.

Dave Throup

Environment Agency Manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire

finnmackay

Feminist activist & researcher.

%d bloggers like this: