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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 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 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 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:
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 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.
Firefighters are due to go on strike again this morning in a row over pensions. Following on from Friday night's industrial action, members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out between 6 and 8 o'clock this morning. It's the second strike in four days.
Firemen and women around the region are striking this evening. It's the third walk out by Fire Brigades Union members over changes to their pensions.
Many people are planning bonfire and firework celebrations tonight - and this is one of the busiest times of the year for firefighters.
Francesca Carpenter reports.
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.
A strike by fire crews across the West Country has been cancelled after progress was made in a dispute over pensions.
Fire Brigade Union officials say firefighters would now not face having to quit their job early on a reduced payment.
The strike was due to take place tomorrow evening.