FIREFIGHTERS have vowed to defy instructions to assist in evictions after non-unionised staff mercilessly turfed out homeless families occupying a bank.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service personnel joined police officers to storm the building at 4am yesterday.
The former Bank of England office had been occupied by the Love Activists protest group since mid-April and had been turned into a shelter for the homeless.
But the Fire Brigades Union conference yesterday suspended standing orders to hear an emergency motion condemning the eviction and praising the protesters for taking direct action to tackle the housing crisis.
The motion called on members “to collectively resist by all means any instruction to participate in similar evictions.” It unanimously carried.