Jeremy Corbyn joins firefighters' mass lobby of Parliament

Over 2,000 firefighters and control room staff gathered in Westminster earlier this week to demand an end to poverty pay.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) were addressed by former Labour leader and Peace & Justice Project founder Jeremy Corbyn at a packed Methodist Central Hall in Westminster on Tuesday, before marching on Parliament.

The action follows a derisory below-inflation pay offer of 5%, which has driven many firefighters to relying food banks or leaving the profession entirely.

Addressing the demonstration, FBU's general secretary Matt Wrack said: “You’ve turned out in your hundreds and hundreds and hundreds — I think that demonstrates the anger that is out there. They will tell you that there’s no money for pay but corporations enjoy record profits."

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