Firefighters strike in ongoing dispute over pensions

Firefighters in Wales stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days in their long-running dispute over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union has confirmed. The strike action will take place between 12:00pm - 2:00pm and 22:59pm - 23:59pm each day.

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Firefighters walk out to begin latest series of strikes

Firefighters in Wales and England have begun a fresh series of strikes, walking out for two hours from 12pm.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union are taking industrial action over the next eight days, in a long-running dispute over changes to pensions.

Firefighters in Ely in Cardiff are among those on strike.

The Welsh Government is committed to establishing a pension scheme for firefighters which is affordable, sustainable and fair. Welsh ministers have held regular and constructive meetings with the FBU to discuss pension issues and will continue to do so until the dispute is resolved.

– Welsh Government spokesperson

People told to 'stay alert' during FBU strike action

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to remain vigilant and not become complacent as the Fire Brigades Union stage a fresh series of walk-outs over the next eight days.

The union has been holding series of strikes over the past year in protest against government changes which it maintains will lead to firefighters working longer and having their pensions cut.

We will continue to provide an operational response to those who need our help but it's really important that people do not become complacent and that they stay alert to the risks at home, at work and on the road.

We are now in peak holiday season with many families out and about, on the road, and enjoying the many event and shows that are currently going on across Wales. As a result, the roads are busier and more congested which can be very frustrating for drivers as they get caught up in heavy traffic. Just remember, it's better to get somewhere a little late than not to get there at all.

– ACFO Rob Quin

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Firefighters stage more strikes over pensions dispute

The strikes will take place over the next eight days. Credit: PA

Firefighters in Wales are to stage a fresh series of strikes over the next eight days in their long-running dispute over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union has confirmed.

The strike action will take place between 12:00pm - 2:00pm and 22:59pm - 23:59pm each day.

Fire services across the country are urging people to remain vigilant and to take extra care during the strike hours.

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