January 1981: 25.(Looking Back)

* Several officers from Warwickshire Fire Brigade have recently completed a computer course with the Open University which lasted one year. The course was to study Management Techniques with Computer Assistance and its limitations.

* Fire Service representatives have recommended acceptance of a compromise formula which will give the promised pay rise, due as part of the 1977/78 fireman's strike, in two stages. The agreement will mean an increase for the qualified fireman of 13.84 [pounds sterling] per week, backdated to November 7, 1980 and a further increase of 6.17 [pounds sterling] per week with effect from April 1, 1981. Control room staff will receive 92 per cent of operational pay scales. …

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