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Strike Action by fire-fighters: July 2014

Staff and students may be aware that fire-fighters in England and Wales have announced that they will take strike actions on 8 consecutive days from Monday 14 to Monday 21 July inclusive.

Full details of the timings of those strikes can be found in this BBC story: BBC News - Firefighters to strike for eight days over pensions

This is in addition to a nine hour strike on the 10 July from 10am until 7pm.

Our local Fire and Rescue Services have contingency measures in place to respond to a confirmed fire or where there is an immediate risk to life.

While the strike periods are of short duration and unlikely to cause significant impact to the normal life of the University, staff and students should of course consider any potential impact on events they are running within the time frames. This also continues to be an opportune moment for staff and students to:

  • Remind themselves of the basic fire procedures
  • Re-familiarise themselves with the local emergency exit routes
  • Ensure that they, their colleagues, and friends take every fire alarm seriously and evacuate immediately, calmly and safely on hearing such an alarm

Anyone wishing to discuss any more specific area of fire safety should contact Chris Mayfield, the University's Fire Safety Adviser on ext. 22561 or mobile: 07876 218170."