Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride has expressed her support for the Fire Brigade Pensions Rally which took place outside the Scottish Parliament today.
“We all rely on Firefighters to put their safety on the line to help rescue the people we love in a disaster. For Westminster to take £200 from them through a rise in pension contributions, whilst bills are rising and household budgets are stretched, is just appalling.
“The Scottish Government have already expressed their condemnation of this pension contribution increase and believe Firefighters’ pension reforms in Scotland should be taken forward in partnership with Firefighters rather than being imposed by Westminster direction.
“However, until such times that we have the power to deliver pensions in Scotland that will be affordable, sustainable and fair, I will continue to stand with East Kilbride’s Firefighters in their campaign for a better pensions deal from Westminster.”