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Firefighters from across England will strike for four hours tomorrow
Firefighters in the borough will join colleagues around the UK in a strike tomorrow.
The strike will last between 12pm and 4pm on Wednesday, September 25. With 27 fire engines repositioned to provide cover for the capital, it will be the first national firefighters strike in more than a decade.
This arose because of arguments between the Government and Fire Brigades Union (FBU) over firefighters' pension scheme.
Almost 80 per cent of firefighters voted in favour at a ballot last month.
Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union general secretary, said: “This initial strike is a warning shot to government. Firefighters could not be more serious about protecting public safety and ensuring fair pensions.
“Governments in Westminster and Cardiff have simply refused to see sense on these issues. It is ludicrous to expect firefighters in their late 50s to fight fires and rescue families: the lives of the general public and firefighters themselves will be endangered. None of us want a strike, but we cannot compromise on public and firefighter safety.”
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