Berkshire firefighters to again strike on eight consecutive days

Published: 31 Jul 2014 15:300 comments

FIREFIGHTERS across Berkshire will strike on eight consecutive days starting next weekend as their pensions row with the Government rumbles on.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced that its members will down tools once more next Saturday in a continuing dispute with ministers over pay, conditions and changes to retirement age.

Crews will strike from Saturday, August 9, to Saturday, August 16, from noon-2pm and 22.59-23.59pm each day.

Matt Wrack, general secretary for the Fire Brigades Union, said: “It is absolutely ludicrous that a government can impose a scheme which means that firefighters will have to ride engines and rescue people from fires up to age 60.

“This is unsafe and unrealistic for both firefighters and the public.

“We know it, and the public know it, but the government will not listen to the evidence based case we have made to them."

For safety advice during the strike, visit

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