Firefighters plan to strike again

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Firefighters have issued a further eight day period of strike action next week as the Westminster government have not improved their pension proposals.

The strikes will take place for eight days from Saturday August 9 until Saturday August 16 between 12pm – 2pm and 22:59 – 23:59.

Firefighters said current proposals in England and Wales are still unworkable, they would still face dismissal if they cannot maintain the high physical fitness requirements necessary for their role until they are age 60, and if firefighters opted for early retirement, the reduction in their pension would be ‘unacceptably high’.