Firefighters in Jersey have accepted a new pay offer from the government.

Members of Jersey's Fire and Rescue Staff Association voted 98% in favour of the proposals.

The offer was to increase wages by the September RPI figure plus 1.3%, as well as another 0.2% to be raised through savings.

The Government is very pleased that Fire and Rescue colleagues have accepted our 2020 pay offer with such an emphatic vote, bringing months of negotiations to a mutually-satisfactory close. This follows settlements reached in recent months by nurses and midwives, police, teachers, headteachers and deputy headteachers.

Connétable Richard Buchanan, Vice-Chair of the States Employment Board