London firefighters' Bonfire Night strike 'reckless'
26 October 2010 Last updated at 08:02 BST
Ministers have described as "reckless and cynical" a decision by firefighters in London to go on strike on Bonfire Night.
The Fire Brigades' Union has called the two day stoppage in protest against plans to change contracts and shift hours.
Managers at London Fire Service have offered to meet union leaders every day to resolve the dispute.
The BBC's Andy Moore reports.