Retained firefighters escalate industrial action with station closures
Retained firefighters are not full-time employees and are instead paid a retainer to be on call for fire stations
Up to half of the stations in the retained fire service around the country will close as part of an escalation of industrial action by the trade union representing workers in the sector.
There are approximately 2,000 SIPTU members who work as retained firefighters at more than 200 fire stations around the country, providing fire and first-responder emergency services across the country.
Retained firefighters are not full-time employees and are instead paid a retainer to ...