Minister Tony Blair says plans for further strike action by firefighters are
"wrong and dangerous".
said the Government will stick with the proposed settlement outlined in the
Bain report into working practices in the fire service.
in the first of his televised press conferences, Blair said: "We believe
strike action is totally wrong, dangerous and unjustified.
the government’s position remains [the same]: we support the Bain reforms, we
will hold firm to those reforms and we believe that is the only justifiable
basis upon which to settle the dispute."