On 31 Oct 2014 at 6:47pm Pilesqueen wrote:
What a selfish bunch. They certainly pick their times to strick. They have a good pension (that The tax payer pays for), have the time to have another cash sideline, tax free, they taking the -iss.
On 31 Oct 2014 at 7:08pm grommet wrote:
it makes you sike doesnt it?
On 31 Oct 2014 at 7:20pm Old Bloke wrote:
Are your piles playing you up?
Firefighters a hugely valuable public service are being shafted in a cost cutting exercise that is also about getting rid of jobs.
If a fireman wants to have 10 extra jobs in his own time so what - proves they're certainly not lazy.
The way you drips drone on you'd think they had a cushy number.
How many people get killed carrying out the job you do - or non job you do you sounding like one of those Lewes Guardianistas who think they know what's best for everyone
On 31 Oct 2014 at 9:02pm Piles queen wrote:
Old bloke or perhaps miserable old git, they are lucky they have so much spare time to have other jobs, window cleaning etc, cash in hand, in between working and playing snooker/table tennis at the fire station. police men could get killed, but they not allowed to go on strke. They are being stretched greatly by Teresa May etc. you don't know what job I do, at least I work, and don't live in lewes anymore!
On 31 Oct 2014 at 9:54pm Good Riddance wrote:
You don`t live in Lewes anymore? Thank God.Please don`t come back!
On 1 Nov 2014 at 12:20am sam wrote:
If you dont like your job or wages, leave, simple!
On 1 Nov 2014 at 3:15am Jo wrote:
firefighters working upto 60. .welcome to the real world , the rest of use will need to work to we are 67 . and some of use work bloody hard working on roads/ building/ 12 ect
On 1 Nov 2014 at 5:12am Sword of Truth wrote:
I don`t know about the UK but in the US, Pizza Delivery is a much more dangerous job than being a fireman. Agriculture and Construction are always the top "Hero " jobs here, Drivers are right up there, but we don`t thank them. Why not? Lewes is full of people that do high risk jobs in all weathers that get no thanks, no pension , no days off and no pot of money they can access by sulking .
The real heroes in our society, the people who do all the work , are despised, just as they always have been.
On 1 Nov 2014 at 8:04am Dull Dan wrote:
I doubt most could bear a firefighters job. You ever attended a horrific road accident Paul?
On 1 Nov 2014 at 8:19am Construction Guy wrote:
Don`t talk to me about firefighters ! They undercut proper trades with their moonlighting . The only credit I give them is the road accidents - as Dan said - . P.S I`m a retired construction guy , not a hi viz hard hat Form Filling copy of the Village People .
On 1 Nov 2014 at 8:21am Cor Strick a licht wrote:
All togevver nah - Long as yew`ve a Lucerfir to light your fag .......
On 1 Nov 2014 at 11:51am Old Bloke wrote:
"Undercut proper trades?"
Amazed the Lewes diversity police haven't jumped on that as they do when someone makes the same accusation about the EU immigrants currently swamping us.
"Lewes full of people in high risk jobs?"
Really? What jobs would they be?
On 1 Nov 2014 at 11:56am Fred wrote:
For those moaning about full pensions after 30 years here are some interesting pieces of information that you need to know to make a balanced judgment.
They pay between 11 and 13% of their salaries for the luxury. If most people did that then most would get a decent pension after 30 years. Ask yourself what % you pay? And for those on here who don't have any pension you my friends are slightly hypocritical as you may end up on benefits when you are 65.
Working shifts for 30 years has been shown to reduce life expectancy by up to 10 years.
Its the enforced changes to the pension that they are striking against. They've always paid into their pensions and a lot more than most. Myself included.
On 1 Nov 2014 at 1:11pm Tory Voice wrote:
Firefighters are a luxury we can`t afford anymore.Put out your own fires.Why should we pay for the lazy sods that could n`t be bothered to have a few buckets of water at hand?
On 1 Nov 2014 at 5:19pm No shifts Sherlock wrote:
LOL @ poor old fire shiftworkers - My Mrs. did nights for the NHS for 20 years and got the full 30 years in - and ended with a nursing degree - not started with one ! . When nurses do nights they might get 1 hours rest . When firefighters do nights they might get 1 hours work
On 1 Nov 2014 at 6:30pm Frak wrote:
Why always so much anger at people who do a job a lot of people don't want to do. Who work hard, pay for their pensions etc, and are willing to stand up and fight when idiot governments want to change their agreed terms. As usual it is all about getting people to fight against each other so that they can keep the status quo.
I bet most who moan about people striking haven't really looked into why they are doing it.
On 1 Nov 2014 at 6:47pm Clifford wrote:
It's predictable how people who are afraid to say 'boo' to the boss and are too afraid to join a union always have a go at those who aren't afraid. Any advance ever made in this country has been made because some people are prepared to fight for their rights.
On 1 Nov 2014 at 7:53pm bastian wrote:
Quite so Clifford,I have often thought how narrow minded it was to take social history off teh corriculum in favour of tabloid news items (ie, Jack the ripper and the Titanic). Lest we forget.
On 2 Nov 2014 at 12:43pm Sword of Truth wrote:
The Great days of the Unions are now long gone, they are now organisations dedicated to diverting taxes that ought to go into Public Services into their pay and pensions. They undermine the case for collective responsibility and are a source of embarrassment to their own Party, whose leader they bought
The injustice of soaking the tax payer for yet more borrowed money is so clear, in this case, that the government will welcome the strike.
This knee jerk support for any union action is absurd and to pretend it has anything to do with the great Union battles of the 19th and 20th century is laughable.
On 3 Nov 2014 at 12:21am Local resident wrote:
do you think that Union members should not be automatically enrolled in the Labour Party, and Labour should cut the ties with Unions?
On 3 Nov 2014 at 4:17pm bastian wrote:
Which labour party are you talking about? the one the unions set up in the early 1900's out of oppression or the new one which is a token middleclass back scratching post?
If labour cuts ties with the union then it is signed and sealed that it has nothing to do with the labouring people (that is those who do not go to Italy sking twice a year and pay a nanny to look after the kids)
On 3 Nov 2014 at 5:06pm Old Bloke wrote:
Hurts to say it but I agree with Bastian (I usually pronounce it differently).
This Labour (so called) betrayed the working people years ago and consists of nobs much like certain of the Lewes population that come on here pontificating and making out they are/they know/they care for the working classes
On 5 Nov 2014 at 5:54pm bobajob wrote:
The FBU cut ties with labour after the early 00's strikes.
I'm sure a lot of FF's would want to work for longer if they could, but its not just about staying in shape its about the bodies ability to process oxygen efficiently, after it reaches a certain point they would get through their Breathing Apparatus air supply in a smoke or gas situation a lot quicker than they should and would put themselves and fellow FF's at risk due to running out too quickly.
However the current issue is the Govt taking things to far the other way and increasing these standards, but in a arbitrary way rather than evidence based, which as far as I can tell is to make it easier to sack people or deprive people of pensions to save money.