Four-day fire strike underway

Fire Brigades' Union members are staging a four-day walkout until 6pm on Tuesday 4th November. The strike is part of an on-going dispute with the Government over pensions.

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Firefighters in Cornwall join strike action

Firefighters in Cornwall join strike action Credit: ITV News

Firefighters across the region have been on strike over the weekend in a dispute over pensions and changes to their retirement age. The four day industrial action comes in the run up to Bonfire night - the service's busiest time of the year. 999 calls are still being responded to, but there have been limited crews available.

We're absolutely gutted, frustrated. English firefighters are being treated differently to other firefighters. We would not be taking strike action if we had offers that are on the table in Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland.

– Trevor French, FBU

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