Two letters in response to the Trades Council press release of November 2, which was published as a letter in your November 7 edition, present a pretty inaccurate picture of both the fire and rescue service and the reasons for the dispute.
Our society could not survive without the fire and rescue service. They do a very good job. Due to their unique and essential place in society successive governments have had to give in to their demands. But just because they are essential they do not have the right to hold us to ransom by withholding their services.