We have over the many months we have written this blog on occasions been deeply shocked (and disappointed) by the way senior staff in the Fire and Rescue Services have acted.
CFO's shaking hands with scabs returning to HQ, apparently the evidence of that was wiped from the hard drive? Not!!!
Managers, watched by HR and an ACO rifling through handbags when its owner leaves the room and not forgetting West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue tracking employees cars and using private investigators to spy on their staff, the money paid out spying would have paid a fire fighters wages for nearly 6 months!
And last but most certainly not least we hear tonight that the Brigade Secretary of West Yorkshire FBU has been told that prior to periods of industrial action he cannot use his office at FSHQ. That really is a lock out if ever there was one.
But today our focus has been on another area of the country - Surrey, where in a video aptly named URSCUM you can (allegedly) clearly hear CFO Russell Pearson of Surrey Fire and Rescue refer to his striking staff as scum.
Chief Fire Officers are not born they are made - climbing the ranks by fair means or foul to end up earning offensively high salaries. You would think they would retain some of the integrity of the operational staff they manage - sadly not as this video below clear demonstrates.
Ladies and Gentlemen we present SCUMGATE ..... and like it says "make up your own mind" And when you have watched it, why not send Surrey Fire and Rescue an email to tell them how disgusted you are by clicking HERE and using their compliments and complaints form for a COMPLAINT...
We sincerely hope that tonight a certain Chief Fire Officer is writing their letter of resignation and compiling an extremely public apology to his staff.