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Dorset Firefighters Announce New Strike Date

Dorset Fire And Rescue Engine

9:27am 2nd December 2014

Dorset Firefighters will be walking out for 24 hours on the 9th of December in an ongoing pension dispute with the government.

The Fire Brigades Union claims they're facing "an unfair, unaffordable and unworkable pension scheme" after the government decided to start trying to implement new regulations in parliament.

The strike will start at 9am all over the country but Firefighters in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales aren't taking part.

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: "Firefighters in England are reluctantly calling further strike action today as a direct result of the Westminster government's failure to listen and negotiate over pensions.

"We need to be clear. We are not going to give up or go away. Firefighters will fight for however long it takes to secure a fair pensions deal - this dispute will not end as long as the regulations remain unchanged."

Firefighters in Scotland and Wales will be taking other forms of industrial action but will also not be on strike as a result of genuine negotiations have delivered changes to the proposals facing firefighters.

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