Fire Services Bill continues through Parliament.(News)(Brief Article)

Last month the Fire Services Bill, introduced by John Prescott during the pay dispute, passed its second reading.

The Bill gives the Deputy Prime Minister power to direct Fire Service resources and to impose conditions of service on Fire Service staff and to change or modify the pay or allowances of fire brigade members An ODPM spokesperson described the Bill as a 'safeguard' against industrial action flaring up again over the pay dispute. …

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