Firefighters begin fresh round of strikes over pensions

Firefighters in England and Wales launched a fresh wave of strikes today in a bitter row with the Government over pensions, with no sign of a breakthrough in the long running dispute.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union walked out for two hours at noon and will stop work again for an hour at 11 pm.

Strikes will be held for the same times over the next eight days.

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Firefighters to launch fresh strikes in pension row

Firefighters in England and Wales will launch a fresh wave of strikes today in a long-running dispute with the government over pensions.

Firefighters will stage more strikes over the long-running pension row. Credit: PA Wire

Members of the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) will walk out for two hours at noon and again for an hour at 11pm.

The strikes to be repeated at the same times over the next eight days.

Contingency plans will be put in place during the action.

The FBU accused the government of "walking away" from talks earlier this week.

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