Striking firefighters return to work

Firefighters have returned to work this morning after a 24 hour strike Credit: ITV Border

Dozens of fire fighters in Cumbria, who have been on strike since 9:00am yesterday morning, have returned to their stations today.

It's the latest industrial action taken in a three-year dispute over pensions.

The government wants to change pension contributions to cut public expenditure.

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Fire fighters on 24 hour strike

Firefighters in Cumbria are on strike today as part of a nationwide day of action. The walkout is the first protest to span 24 hours and follows a series of shorter strikes in recent months. It's in relation to a dispute over pay and pensions.