MD1385 Direction to LFEPA

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1385
Date signed: 
23 July 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

At a meeting of its Appointments and Urgency Committee on 16 July 2014 the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA) considered the issue of partial performance, whereby a firefighter is on strike for part of a period of duty. As part of its considerations, LFEPA rejected a proposal from some of its Members for the London Fire Commissioner to compile a report setting out the benefits and risks associated with LFEPA withholding payment from firefighters for part or the whole period of duty on which they are on strike. The Mayor has indicated that he wishes to direct LFEPA to instruct the London Fire Commissioner to present such a report to the 2 October 2014 LFEPA meeting, given the multi-million pound cost to LFEPA of the strike. The Mayor is also requiring LFEPA to provide him with some associated background information.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice