I WRITE in response to the letter printed in last week's Independent, Union Action Will Put Lives at Risk.

o Does the author really believe that firefighters nation-wide are proposing to take industrial action because of cessation of NHS payments?

o The LFCDA is proposing many more changes that will result in a deep erosion of our conditions and consequently a reduction in our standard of living. Surely something we all have a right to defend.

o Maybe they would prefer to revert back to slavery and while we're at it let's get those kids back down the mines.


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