Strike by Firefighters

A four hour walkout will take place on Wednesday after 80% of FBU members voted for industrial action earlier this month

West Country (E)

Planned fire fighters strike

A four hour walkout of firefighters will take place next Wednesday. It follows a ballot earlier this month of Fire Brigade Union members. 80% of its members voted to for industrial action.

We will be working with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service in the coming days regarding the cover in place during the strike

– A spokesman for Somerset County Council
West Country (E)

Firefighters in West Country to strike

Firefighters in the region are to go on strike next week in a row over pensions.

Almost 80% of members of the Fire Brigades Union voted for industrial action in a ballot earlier this month. A four hour walkout will take place next Wednesday.

Fire services in the West say it will mean a reduced emergency service, but plans are in place to provide protection.

Firefighters Credit: ITV News West Country