Sunday, December 7, 2014

If you’re not shocked by these facts about our firefighters, you don’t understand them

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:

(not satire – it’s the Cameron government!)

In 2011, the Cameron government decided that …….
  • Firefighters will only get their full pensions at 60 instead of 55.
  • All firefighters of any age will undergo regular fitness tests.
  • Firefighters will be made redundant if they fail the fitness tests.
  • The government’s own report found that the effects of ageing will prevent 66 per cent of firefighters over 55 from meeting the fitness levels required for the job.
  • Firefighters who lose their jobs will not be eligible for their full pension they have paid into.
60 is too old to be fighting fires.  The government knows that. This is simply a way to make huge numbers of firefighters redundant and deny them their pensions.

And while the public is not aware of it – the government will get away with it.
Here’s a petition to the Department of Communities and Local Government:

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