Firefighters announce further strike action

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FIREFIGHTERS have announced a further 24-hour strike.

The industrial action will take place from 9am on Tuesday December 9 as the row continues over pensions.

Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union general secretary, said: “Firefighters in England are reluctantly calling further strike action today as a direct result of the Westminster government’s failure to listen and negotiate over pensions.

“Firefighters are asking the Westminster Government to immediately open genuine negotiations to resolve this dispute. They should also hold a House of Commons debate to fully scrutinise the legislation and there should be a parliamentary vote on the regulations.

“We need to be clear. We are not going to give up or go away. Firefighters will fight for however long it takes to secure a fair pensions deal – this dispute will not end as long as the regulations remain unchanged.”