National firefighter pensions

Wednesday 4 December 2013, 10:00am

Motion detail

This Assembly notes that the Fire Brigades Union is in a trade dispute with the Government over a reduction in firefighters’ pension rights, which will significantly impact on firefighters in the capital. 


The Assembly understands that the Government’s austerity programme has cut into public sector pensions across the board and is sympathetic to firefighters who now face changes to retirement age, contribution rates and commutation arrangements. 


The Assembly calls on the Mayor to use his influence to urge both sides to reach an agreement to avert any further industrial action.