Firefighters to strike over pensions again

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The Fire Brigades Union has announced today (Thursday) that its members in England and Wales will take strike action again on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, in a dispute over pensions and the retirement age.

Firefighters will go on strike for four hours, from 6pm to 10pm on both days.

These will be the fifth and sixth strikes since the end of September.

The strike is a reaction to the Government’s plan to raise the pension age for firefighters from 55 to 60. The Fire Brigades Union fears the plans will put lives at risk.

Lincolnshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire fire services are all expected to be affected.