Letter - Striking firefighters need to join the real world

The firemen need to join the real world. Why should they have a better deal than others who are in the emergency services?

Their argument about not being able to do the job at 60 is all smoke and mirrors - on the extremely rare occasions when emergency situations arise, it’s not difficult for them to put older firemen onto vital tasks associated with an emergency that don’t need them to be in the same physical condition as the younger firemen.

Just be honest and say we have a cushy deal and we are going to protect it - even if we have to go on strike and put the public at risk.

Mike Hunter

Horbury Road