Commenting on the FBU's suspension of strike action*, TUC general secretary John Monks said:
T&G WELCOMES SUSPENSION OF FIREFIGHTERS' STRIKE
Commenting on the decision by the Fire Brigades Union to suspend strike action due to start on Wednesday to allow exploratory talks at ACAS*, Bill Morris general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union said:
'I welcome the initiative by the FBU in accepting ACAS' invitation in a pause for peace. We look to all sides to make a significant effort in finding a negotiated settlement.'