Firefighters to take strike action again

Cotswold Journal: Firefighters to take strike action again Firefighters to take strike action again

FIREFIGHTERS are set to strike again this weekend, following an announcement by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

The two-day strike will take place on Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 10pm.

These will be the fifth and sixth strikes since the end of September over its ongoing dispute with the Government over proposed changes to pensions.

Rob Moyney, area commander for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue, said: “I can only repeat how regrettable this is and our hope that this national dispute would have been resolved by now.

“Warwickshire FRS will once again implement its contingency plan to provide the best possible fire service to the community whilst strike action takes place.

“This strike will be held on Friday and Saturday evening when people may be out doing their Christmas shopping or be out visiting friends so we want the public to be extra vigilant and take extra care on the roads.

“Equally people may be relaxing at home putting up their Christmas decorations with lights and candles, whilst we want people to enjoy this time in the run up to celebrations, we also want people to be safe in their homes.”

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