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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.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union in Cumbria are returning to work this morning after a 24 hour strike.
They walked out at 7am yesterday morning as part of a long-running national dispute over pensions.
The Government says firefighters have "one of the best pensions in the public sector" but the striking workers say their conditions are being downgraded.
Firefighters in Cumbria are on strike again today as part of a long-running national dispute over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out for 24 hours at 7am this morning.
Firefighters in Scotland will work as normal after reaching an agreement with the Scottish Government.
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.
The Scottish Government has estimated that around 1,283 workers from its core and main agencies are on strike, equating to around 18% of Government staff.
A spokeswoman for the Government said:
"Main Scottish Government and agency buildings have remained open and arrangements are in place to ensure essential business continues."
"There's clearly going to be a further cut in the grant that Scotland gets to fund some of the the things the Scottish Government wants to do.
"That's going to hit our workers even harder than we've already been hit.
"There's been two years of pay freezes and our members have had enough."