The latest fire fighters strike began this morning, 12 June, in a long running dispute over pensions, with support across Cumbria.
The FBU says dozens of its members refused to work today in a 24-hour strike, the longest yet in this campaign of action which stretches back three years.
The government wants to change fire fighters pensions contributions in a bid to cut public expenditure. The strike ends at 9:00am tomorrow.
Graeme Higgins, Branch secretary, Fire Brigades Union explains why they are on strike: