The planned bonfire night strike has been called off hours before it was due to start.
Members of the Fire Brigade’s union in London were due to walk out for 47 hours from 10am this morning, leaving staff from a private firm to provide emergency cover on bonfire night.
Following a meeting of FBU leaders it was announced that the union would postpone strike action after concerns about public safety as well as progress in peace talks. The dispute will now be referred to a Resolution Advisory Panel on November 16th and the threat of mass sackings which triggered the strike has been withdrawn while the two sides talk.
There are 3 main firework displays taking place along the East London Line to celebrate Guy Fawkes night aka the remembrance of The Gunpowder Plot. For more details on the history of the 5th November click here.
If you are planning on attending any fireworks displays over the next few days, we recommend you attend ones put on by organisations or professional display operators, such as the ones below. To locate these events on a map click here.
Crystal Palace Firework Display
Where: Crystal Palace Park
When: Friday 5th November 2010
From: Gates open 18:00
Display: Children’s display 19:00, main display 20:30
Admission: £5.00 for adults, £3.00 for children aged 5 – 13. Children under 5 go free.
Blackheath Firework Display
When: Saturday 6th November 2010
Victoria Park Firework Display
Where: Victoria Park
When: Sunday 7th November 2010
Additional reporting by Jenny Cosgrave