An open letter to John Monks from Billy Carruthers, Station Commander and FBU member, Euston fire station, London
I welcome your recent statement where you said, and rightly so, that this is a "seminal" dispute. You, like most trade unionists, are absolutely appalled by the Government's attitude.
The question is, as the leader of the TUC, what do you propose to do about it?
Everyone can see what the Government is up to now. Prescott has let the cat out of the bag - telling Parliament that by "modernisation" the Government means cutting the numbers of fire fighters by up to 20%. We are