Nottingham Firefighters stage Bank Holiday strike

Fire strikes taking place over the Bank Holiday Credit: eff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

During this weekend's strike action, Nottinghamshire fire service say they've coped well despite having limited resources.

They say the service have responded to 37 incidents in the 22 hours of walkouts which began on Friday.

The planned strike action by the Fire Brigades Union is due to a dispute with the government over their pensions.

Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said:

Using limited resources, the Service has once again been able to cope with the demands placed upon it this Bank Holiday weekend. I would like to thank the people of Nottinghamshire for their help in ensuring that incidents have been kept to a minimum.

However, the current situation is not ideal, and I sincerely hope that the parties involved in this dispute can resume the necessary negotiations to bring it to an end as quickly and effectively as possible.”