Were you going to take the kids to a local bonfire and firework display this year? Well it'll be interesting to see if the local council's health and safety team will let it go ahead now that the calender boys have decided to take the night off. London firefighters to strike on Bonfire Night - Telegraph They say that their argument isn't about pay. They say they're arguing for our safety, as their bosses want to close some quieter stations at night, which they say will put Londoners lives at risk. However. They've now declared that they'll be striking on what I would guess is the busiest night of the year for fires, and fire related casualties. I,e, definately the one night of the year that we without question need as many of them as possible to be on duty. This in my mind proves that they're lying about their motive and that it is in fact all just about their pay and hours. So. Shouldn't parliament make it illegal for them to strike, seeing as they are using our safety as a bargaining chip?