Firefighters continue action after eight-day strike

Firefighters continue action after eight-day strike

Firefighters continue action after eight-day strike

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FIREFIGHTERS across Cheshire have come to the end of their eight-day strike, but will continue with further action.

The strike which took place over eight consecutive days from Monday, July 14, ended on Monday, July 21, but the Fire Brigade’s Union has stated that further forms of industrial action will continue with no planned end date.

Firefighters will not work voluntary overtime, non-contractual overtime or any additional voluntary hours as of 7pm on Monday, July 14.

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “Firefighters have solidly observed the strike action over the past eight days; this has not been easy for them or their families, but all firefighters are aware what is at risk here.

“Firefighters cannot accept a deal which rips up the pension promises they were given and creates an unaffordable and unworkable pension which takes no account of the real work firefighters do and the fitness requirements which go with it.

“The campaign will continue until government ministers offer an alternative, affordable and workable pension scheme.”

The union’s executive council  will meet later this week and again next week to assess the latest developments and consider the next steps in the campaign.

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