The first ever strike by Maritime and Coastguard agency staff is to take place on March 06, after backing action in a row over pay. Around 700 employees are expected to participate in strike. Emergency calls and operations at 19 UK Search And Rescue Co-ordination Centres are likely to be affected. However the strike is not applicable to staff who are on emergency duties.
Here is the Press Notice No: 055/08 from Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
Here is the BBC News report on this subject.
Update: March 05
Click here to view a video message from Peter Cardy about strike action.
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