London Fire dispute ends with FBU members voting for Option 2

FBU members in London have voted heavily in favour of Option 2 of the Resolution Advisory Panel’s recommendations – shifts of 10.5 hours and 13.5 hours in place of the current 9 and 15. It appears that the management have accepted this as a basis for resolving the dispute. See the scrutineers’ figures below. 87% of those voting voted for Option 2 on a turnout of 58.

Consultative ballot London Region FBU

Question 1:
Are you prepared to accept the enclosed RAP document as a means to providing the basis of a local collective agreement on the issue of start/finish times and related matters?

Yes 2670 84%
No 510
Spoilt ballot papers 12
Total ballot papers received 3192 58%
Total members eligible to vote 5544

Question 2:
In the event of a majority voting yes to the above question, are you in favour of Option 1 or Option 2 on the subject of shift lengths and associated issues?

OPTION 1 389
OPTION 2 2573 87%
Spoilt ballot papers 4
No response to question 226
Total ballot papers received 3192 58%
Total members eligible to vote 5544


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