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Firefighters to strike in countdown to Bonfire Night

Firefighters in Sunderland picket during a previous strike

Firefighters in the North East of England will begin a four-day strike this evening (Friday, 31st October) at 6pm.

The strike will end on the evening of Tuesday, 4th November - the day before Bonfire Night. It is part of a national ongoing dispute over their pensions.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has asked local people and businesses to take extra care to protect themselves and their families from the risks of fire.

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