The above is, of course, another trade union survey based on those with a grudge choosing to respond, in pursuit of better pay. They’re entitled but the Herald should, don’t laugh, have some journalistic principles.
How about this one. Report the evidence of trends in fire and in staffing?
Scotland sees huge reduction in serious fires and deaths but still retains more firefighters than England
In last 25 years, serious fires have reduced by more than 50% from 66 000 to 25 000.
Fatal casualties in fires have fallen by even more from around 125 000 to around 50 000.
In 2020 Scotland hd 3 636 firefighters. England has 32 171.
All things being equal, with 10 times the population, England should have 36 360 but only has 32 171. Scotland has 13% more pro rata.
I know bigger area per head but very wet and with few fires in much of it.