The work has been temporarily halted; the fire brigade union is back in action. At a general membership meeting held today at the headquarters on Gemenelandsweg, this was decided. The government has broken promises it made to fix the fire extinguishing equipment issue, which is the cause.
It has been decided to no longer supply water to certain institutions, such as cell houses, that are experiencing a water shortage. The prevention and bee services are put ‘on hold’. In the event of grass fires, people will still be called out, but action will only be taken if houses are in danger.
“People’s safety is not guaranteed,” says association chairman Wendel Oosterwolde. “The equipment is malfunctioning on all sides. The government is just going around trying to get things right. It just doesn’t want to pay and the suppliers are waiting for their money.” The attributes have been ordered since 2019.
The agreement to pay increases from the end of this month will also not be fulfilled. The government has asked for more time. A large number of members want to paralyze work. Ultimately, it was decided at the general meeting to opt for this model of campaigning. The government has a week to come up with practical solutions.