Firefighters to strike TWICE in the run up to Bonfire Night

PUBLISHED: 15:49 25 October 2013 | UPDATED: 15:49 25 October 2013

Firefighters on a previous strike

Firefighters on a previous strike

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Firefighters are set to walk out twice in the lead up to Bonfire Night.

The dispute over pensions has re-ignited and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called for its members to strike next Friday, November 1, and the following Monday, November 4.

Firefighters will walk out between 6.30-11pm first and will down hoses from 6-8am the day on Monday.

Last weekend the FBU postponed a five hour strike.

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary said: “The FBU has been very reasonable, but we are now faced with broken promises and those in power evading their responsibilities.

“The Westminster government has created this mess, but it is refusing to clear it up. It now recognises the problem, but it won’t provide the legal and financial guarantees firefighters need to ensure they have a job and an unreduced pension in the future.”


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