The deal on the table gives firefighters one of the most generous pension schemes in all the public sector, and the proposals protect the earned rights of a higher proportion of members than any other public sector scheme. Nearly three-quarters will see no change in their pension age in 2015.
The Government has denied union claims that ministers had drawn up alternative proposals six weeks ago, but had been "sitting" on them ever since.
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