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.
More top news
A company has modified a new game allowing people to play 'Slave Tetris' after it was deluged with complaints online.
People will not stand for the fact we are "letting people die and seeing dead bodies on the beaches", says leading British cleric.
Weather set to stay cool and cloudy tomorrow