Firefighters New Year strike

Firefighters around the West Country are striking again in a dispute over pay, pensions and cuts.

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New Year's Eve walk-out

Firefighters across the region will be on strike this evening, New Year's Eve, as their long-running dispute with the government over pensions continues.

Crews will walk out for 6 hours from 6:30 tonight. New Year's Day is often marked with fireworks, so people are urged to be careful.

Another strike will also take place on the 3rd of January.

Firefighters are going on strike over pensions. Credit: ITV News West Country

Christmas Eve strikes

Firefighters across the West Country will be on strike again tonight.

They'll be walking out for 5 hours from 7pm until midnight as part of a dispute between the Fire Brigades Union and the Government over pension and retirement age changes.

Crews will also be on strike on New Year's Eve for six hours between 6.30pm and 12.30am.

Firefighters are striking as part of a dispute between the Fire Brigades Union and the Government over pension and retirement age changes. Credit: PA

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Firefighters plan Christmas strikes

Firefighters from across the region have introduced an overtime ban and are planning a series of strikes over Christmas Eve and New Year. It is part of their long-running dispute over pensions.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will walk out for five hours from 7pm on Christmas Eve, for six hours from 6.30pm on New Year's Eve and for two hours from 6.30am on 3 January.

Firefighters strike on Saturday night

Firefighters across the region will walk out again tonight in their ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions.

Crews will be striking for the second time in 24 hours between 6pm and 10pm. A reduced emergency response will operate during this time.

The Fire Brigades Union says its members are unhappy at proposals to make them pay more than 14% of their wages as pension contributions.

Bob Walker, from Devon & Somerset Fire Brigades Union, says they've got to get the Government to listen:

FBU: support for strikes has been "overwhelming"

Firefighters across the region are staging more strikes later today in their dispute with the government over pensions.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out for four hours from 6 o'clock this evening, and again tomorrow. It's the fourth time they've been on strike since September.

Chairman of the Devon and Somerset Fire Brigades Union, Bob Walker, says he thinks the public will understand.

Firefighters walk out again

Firefighters across the region are staging more strikes later today in their dispute with the government over pensions. Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out for four hours from 6pm today, and again tomorrow.

It's the fourth time they've been on strike since September. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is urging businesses and residents to be prepared and to think about fire safety during the strike period.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is going on strike for the the fourth time since September.

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Firefighters to go on strike this evening

Firefighters will go on strike this evening Credit: ITV News West Country

Firefighters across the Westcountry will be on strike this evening, because of a row about pensions.

Following on from September's industrial action, the Fire Brigades Union have called the strike between 6:30 and 11 o clock this evening, and then again on Monday morning.

The fire service have asked the public to take extra care during the strike period.

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