Firefighters 'won't have strength to save people at 60'

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said:

It is regrettable that the Government is still not listening to its own advice or the concerns of firefighters, and is set on imposing these ill-thought out pension changes.

Firefighters do incredibly dangerous and demanding jobs. The public - which has nothing but the utmost respect for our emergency services - will be at a loss to understand why ministers think that at 60 firefighters will still have the necessary strength and stamina to rescue people from burning buildings.

Advertisement

Firefighters to strike for 24 hours over pensions

Firefighters will stage a 24-hour strike today in their long-running dispute with the Government over pensions, with the walkout coinciding with the start of the World Cup.