Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Letter to the Daily Post - Firefighters Strike.

Dear Editor,

Your article on the Firefighters Strike (Post, Sept 24th), seems to imply the inevitability of a strike due to the Westminster Government's imposition of Pension changes. There is no inevitability here, the Local Government Minister Lesley Griffiths has the power to avoid strike action as Firefighters Pensions are totally devolved to the Welsh Government. Lesley Griffiths and the Labour Welsh Government had two choices, follow Scotland and avoid strike action or follow the Tories in Westminster and implement this unfair pension changes on the Firefighters and force a strike. We now know the choice she took.

Despite the empty rhetoric of the Welsh Government this goes to show they are quite happy to follow hated Tory policies when it suits them.

Regards,

Councillor Arfon Jones.

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