13/12/2013

Firefighters To Stage Walk Out On Friday

Firefighters in England and Wales are due to stage a walk-out today (13 December) at 6pm in an ongoing dispute over pensions.

It is the first of two actions being held this weekend, with a second walk out planned for Saturday, the Fire Brigade Union (FBU) said.

The dispute arose after Ministers announced a plan to raise firefighters' retirement age to 60 and to increase their contributions.

Firefighters have already held four strikes in recent months over the changes, which the FBU said could lead to older staff being sacked or having their pensions reduced.

(MH/JP)

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