默西塞德郡消防員投票決定就人員配置採取工業行動

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默西塞德郡消防員投票決定就人員配置採取工業行動

它說,對預先安排的加班的禁令將從12月開始,可能持續六個月。

默西塞德郡聯邦警察局秘書Ian Hibbert說,投票的 "壓倒性結果 "不應該讓當局感到驚訝。

"他說:"FBU成員不會輕易採取工業行動,但我們不能再對我們的服務條款和條件受到攻擊和侵蝕而袖手旁觀。

"我們在控制室的成員說,人員的減少使他們的工作生活更加繁重,[而且]這也引起了我們對公眾[和]消防員響應來電所需時間的潛在擔憂。"

MFRS的一名代表說,它對投票的結果感到 "失望","但我們不會滿足任何可能導致減少消防車、減少消防站、反應時間變慢或控制室工作人員減少的要求"。

"他們說:"在廣泛徵求員工和公眾的意見後推出的變化,是基於對服務的要求。

他們說:"MFRS白天比晚上忙得多,所以這些變化實際上導致了白天可用的工作人員增加,而晚上呼叫較少時則減少。


It said a ban on pre-arranged overtime will begin in December and could last for six months.

The FBU's Merseyside secretary Ian Hibbert said the "overwhelming result" of the ballot should not come as a surprise to the authority.

"FBU members do not take industrial action lightly, but we can no longer stand by as our terms and conditions of service are attacked and eroded," he said.

"Our members within the control room have said that this reduction in staffing makes their working life far more onerous [and] it also raises potential concerns with us around the safety of the public [and] firefighters in the time it takes for them to respond to calls coming in."

An MFRS representative said it was "disappointed" at the outcome of the ballot, "but we will not meet any demands which could result in less fire engines, less fire stations, slower response times or fewer staff in our control rooms overall".

"The changes, introduced following extensive consultation with staff and the public, are based on the demands placed on the service," they said.

"MFRS is twice as busy during the day than it is at night, so the changes have actually resulted in an increase in staff available during the day and a decrease at night when there are less calls.

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