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Over 120 Cumbria firefighters took part in strike

More than 120 firefighters in Cumbria took part in a 24-hour strike from 7am yesterday.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) said 45 full-time and around 80 on-call firefighters walked out in the latest round of industrial action over a long-running pensions dispute between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and Government.

During the strike CFRS responded to eight incidents including a car fire in Egremont and a chimney blaze in Ulverston.

Fire and rescue capability was provided by non-striking firefighters during the walkout.

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Further fire fighter strikes in Cumbria

This morning's strike action follows earlier walk outs over changes to pensions Credit: ITV News

Some firefighters in Cumbria took part in further strike action this morning as part of a nationwide walkout.

The strike took place between 6.30am and 8.30am across the region.

The action stems from an ongoing dispute with the government about pensions.

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Civils servants strike ahead of budget

Public and Commercial Services Union strikers at Scottish Government Headquarters Credit: ITV News Border

Civil servants are striking outside of the Scottish Government headquarters ahead of the budget.

It is thought that up to 250,000 Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members could walk out today in protest over pensions, pay and working conditions.