Negotiations break down at Essex fire station
Negotiations between fire chiefs and union bosses collapse.
Negotiations between Essex fire chiefs and union bosses have
collapsed, it has been revealed.
Discussions to bring to an end a dispute which as gone on for
months have come to a dramatic close, with no deal having been
brokered, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.
Talks concerning the provision of frontline jobs have been
ongoing, but stopped abruptly when the service refused to give any
deal guarantees following the union's decision to rebuff its latest
While the union has refrained from taking industrial action, it
has revealed that the negotiations are now back at "square
Mick Rogers, the union's membership secretary, said that trust
became the sticking point in the talks.
He told the news provider: "Our members agreed to a settlement
that in principle could have ended a long dispute. But there was a
great deal of uncertainty and distrust of the management and we
wanted clarification on four key issues."
Mr Rogers went on to say that there had been a "reluctance to
put meat on the bone".