The latest strike by fire crews in Essex is due to end on at 9am on Thursday morning after a 24-hour walk-out. They were joined in a march and rally on Wednesday by around 800 firefighters from around the country all protesting at cuts to frontline services.
But as the FBU announced more strike dates during the Olympics, union officials were criticised for not attending talks to end the dispute.
Further strike dates have been set by firefighters in Essex who've on a 24-hour walkout which is due to end at 9am on Thursday.
Firefighters in Essex have staged a third strike in a dispute over planned cuts. They've walked out until 9am on Thursday.
Fire crews in Essex have started a 24-hour strike in protest over cuts to services. It's the third day of action in three weeks.