Firefighters stage strikes over pay & retirement age

Firefighters will walk out later today in a wave of strikes over pensions and retirement age. Members of the Fire Brigades Union are launching industrial action for two hours every day for eight consecutive days.

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Eight consecutive days of firefighter strikes to begin

Firefighters also went on strike last Thursday Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Firefighters across the region are starting eight consecutive days of strike action over what they call the Government's 'vicious' pension attacks.

The Fire Brigades Union said firefighters will walk out today at 6am for two hours and then for another two hours between 5 and 7pm.

They're slamming current proposals by the government as 'unacceptable, unworkable, unrealistic'.

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