UK Firefighter Dispute 2002–2003

UK Firefighter Dispute 2002–2003

The 2002-2003 UK firefighter dispute began when the UK firefighters union, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), voted to take strike action in an attempt to secure a better salary. The FBU demanded a 39 percent increase in pay, which would have brought the average firefighter's wage (at the time) to around £30,000. It balloted its members for a strike in late 2002 and the industrial action began in November. It was the first nationwide firefighters' strike in the UK since the 1970s.

The strike came as part of a wave of industrial action in Britain, which began with the council workers' strike in July of the same year, and continued with other events. For example, 95% of the UK's postal workers voted for industrial action.

Read more about UK Firefighter Dispute 2002–2003:  Strike Periods, Negotiations, Criticisms of The Firefighters' Claims

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... A central tenet of the firefighter's claims was that their level of pay did not reflect the risks inherent in their day-to-day activities ... Hazardous occupations in Great Britain” Critics also said that the firefighters' claim that their wage was unfair was also damaged by Professor Bain's report which observed that there were roughly 40 applicants ... did not support the employment of more full-time firefighters, preferring instead the employment of part-time firefighters ...

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