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Dorset Fire Fighters To Start 4 Day Strike

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(Updated 7:26am 31st October 2014)


7:24am 31st October 2014

Firefighters in Dorset are walking out tonight for four days of industrial action in a row with the government over changes to their pensions.

FBU members are on strike from 6pm this evening until 6pm on the 4th of November, which means they will be back to work in time for Bonfire Night.

Dorset's Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunter said: "We are disappointed the FBU and the Government have not been able to come to an agreement about the Firefighters pension scheme at this stage. It is important to stress that this is a national dispute.

"We have put plans in place to ensure Dorset Fire and Rescue is able to respond to incidents, but we would ask members of the public to take extra steps to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their home.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service will be providing a reduced emergency response during this time.

It's the 42nd time the union have staged walk outs since September 2013 in response to the government's reforms to the Firefighters' Pension Scheme.



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