Firefighters in England and Wales to strike on July 10th

Firefighters are to join a huge one-day strike by public sector workers next week in a series of bitter disputes with the Government over pay and other issues.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Wales and England will walk out on July 10, when more than a million council and health workers, teachers and civil servants, will be taking industrial action.

The walkout will be the biggest over pay since the coalition came to power, with plans for further strikes later in the year.

The FBU has been embroiled in a long-running row with the Government over controversial plans to change pensions and the retirement age of firefighters.

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