Firefighters in Wales return after strike action

Firefighters in Wales and England have returned to normal service after striking twice this weekend. The Fire Brigades Union is in a dispute with the Government over pensions.

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Fire brigade strike for a second day

Firefighters in Wales move into the second day of their two-day strike later, over their dispute with the Government over pensions.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out again tonight between 6pm and 10pm.

It's now been almost two months since the government has been willing to meet us for negotiations despite several invitations from us.

Until they do and until they start to actually resolve the dispute, we'll keep up the pressure for the sake of public safety and our members' pensions.

In a week when the full details of a £7,600 pay rise for MPs' - which will also increase their pensions - emerged, firefighters' anger at the governments unworkable, unaffordable and unfair proposals will be even greater.

No firefighter wants to strike, but we cannot allow the government's ludicrous proposals - and outright hypocrisy - to stand. We'll keep on fighting until the government sees sense and comes back to its negotiations.

– Matt Wrack, General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union

The Welsh Government said it's working with fire and rescue authorities and the UK Government to minimise the impact of this weekend's strike.

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