13 September 2013
From the FBU website:
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL STATEMENT – PENSION CAMPAIGN
The Executive Council condemns the position of the Westminster Government and their refusal to offer any improved proposals in regard to Firefighter pensions. The Welsh Government has also failed to produce or offer any improved proposals.
This is despite the significant and overwhelming ballot result by FBU members which showed a clear rejection of the Government position and the lawful timescales within which strike action must be called. Due to this political intransigence, the Executive Council has no option but to call periods of strike action in England and Wales.
The Executive Council acknowledge the position of the Scottish Government which is to engage positively with the Union, offer improved proposals and not set any arbitrary deadlines for talks.
In light of this position, the Executive Council has not called any strike action in Scotland. The Executive Council will now consult and communicate with FBU members in Scotland and the UK on the proposals received thus far and the ongoing talks.