London Mayor Boris Johnson has told London’s fire service it needs to cut £64.8m from its two year budget. The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), which runs London’s stations, has said that up to 30 stations across the capital might have to close. In addition, all London fire-fighters are being offered voluntary redundancies.
Teresa has joined the FBU in speaking out against the proposed cuts and redundancies, which have big implications for the safety of Londoners. She told News Shopper:
“I can’t believe it. What does that say to the emergency services? It’s been attack after attack on a highly professional service. You don’t want people who feel undervalued and demoralised doing that job.”