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Tyne and Wear fire service confirmed a planned fire brigade strike this weekend will now not go ahead.
The Fire Brigades' Union had proposed to walk out from 6.30pm tomorrow.
A planned strike by firefighters in England and Wales tomorrow has been called off after progress in a dispute over pensions.
The Fire Brigades Union said it had been presented with a similar deal to one made by the Scotland Government, covering the retirement of firemen and women aged between 55 and 60.
A walkout which was due to start at 6.30pm tomorrow will not now go ahead.
The Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Stuart Errington, is warning people to make sure they have working smoke alarms ahead of the planned fire strike on October 19.
The planned industrial action will be the second strike date in this national dispute, the first took place for four hours from 12pm on September 25.
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has said it is 'disappointed that the on-going industrial dispute between the FBU and the Government, over reform of firefighter pension schemes, has not yet been resolved.'
The Fire Brigades' Union has announced details of a second planned industrial action strike in relation to its national dispute over pensions with central government. Firefighters will strike on October 19 between 6.30pm and 11.30pm.
The Fire Brigades Union says it hasn't ruled out further strikes after yesterday's industrial action. Hundreds of firefighters from across the region joined colleagues in a national walkout over a dispute with the government about pensions. All services are now back to normal.
Hundreds of firefighters walked out of work and took to the picket line in a row over pensions. Strike action lasted four hours.
The fire and rescue service response in County Durham and Darlington is 'back to full strength' following FBU industrial action. Strikes took place between 12pm and 4pm on Wednesday. During this period, the service only responded to two incidents, both of which turned out to be false alarms.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they received a hoax call from the Northallerton area at just after midday today (Wednesday 25th). It came during the national firefighters strike between 12pm and 4pm. Control room staff challenged the caller, and no engines were dispatched.