“We have to make a stand” – a film about the 2014 Fire Brigades Union #FBU strike

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Published on 5 Nov 2014

From 6pm on October 31st to 6pm on November 4th 2014, fire and rescue workers took strike action against the imposition of detrimental changes to their pensions scheme.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has been in dispute with the government since September 2013, including previous strike action undertaken throughout the year.
Stroud Against the Cuts (SATC) supports the FBU’s position in the dispute and supported the strike, with members visiting picket lines around Gloucestershire.
James Beecher, one of SATC’s volunteer co-ordinators, visited the picket line at the Stroud fire and rescue station at Paganhill Lane on 4th November to speak to workers. The film also includes messages of support from people in Stroud Town centre, recorded on the 4th and 5th of November.