This Government does not believe that industrial action is necessary. The pension on offer to firefighters is one of the most generous in the public sector.
After two years of discussions and improved terms firefighters will still get one of the most generous public service pensions – £26,000 a year, when including the £7,000 state pension. Someone in the private sector would have to contribute twice as much to get the same pension.
All 46 fire and rescue authorities in England have robust contingency plans.
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