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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.

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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.

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