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Firefighters to stage Bank Holiday strike

Firefighters will walk out this weekend in a dispute over pensions. The Fire Brigades Union called the industrial action after talks to avert the strike failed to reach an agreement.

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Firefighters to stage 12-hour strike today over pensions

Firefighters will stage a 12-hour strike today in the latest of a weekend of action over a long-running dispute with the Government over pensions.

Euston fire station in London where firefighters staged a five hour strike in a row over pensions yesterday. Credit: PA

Members of the Fire Brigades Union in England and Wales will strike between 2pm today and 2am tomorrow, and between 10am and 3pm tomorrow.

FBU members walked out for five hours yesterday, forcing fire authorities to make alternative arrangements for fire cover.

The Government denied union claims that ministers had drawn up alternative proposals six weeks ago, but had been "sitting" on them ever since.

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