The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) says today's fire service strike action was "inexplicably escalated" by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).
There have been constructive talks, the Government put forward a better package on pensions and we were expecting to hear the FBU's views with a further meeting scheduled for Thursday (7th) following the executive meeting to make further progress.
Rather than do that the FBU have inexplicably escalated strike action causing talks to fail. Let's be clear the only reason further meetings are no longer scheduled are the FBU's actions.
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