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Firefighters announce another 8-day strike

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WEST Berkshire firefighters are set to strike over another eight consecutive day period in a ongoing row with the Government over their pension scheme. 

Members of the Fire Brigades Union will go on strike again as they claim the current proposals in England and Wales are still unworkable and mean that firefighters will face dismissal because they cannot maintain the high physical fitness requirements necessary for their role until they are aged 60.

The strikes will take place between noon and 2pm; and 10.59pm until 11.59pm  from Saturday, August 9 until Saturday, August 16.

General secretary for the union, Matt Wrack, said: “It ...

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