Firefighters call fresh round of strike action

Firefighters call fresh round of strike action

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James Preston

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Firefighters call fresh round of strike action

A fresh round of industrial action has been called by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) as part of its dispute with the Government over pensions.

Firefighters in England and Wales will strike at the following times:

-Friday, May 2, between noon and 5pm.

-Saturday, May 3, between 2pm and 2am.

-Sunday, May 4, between 10am and 3pm.

There will also be a ban on voluntary overtime between noon on Friday, May 2 and noon on Friday, May 9.

The action follows a series of strikes at the end of last year as part of a long-runnning dispute between the FBU and the Department for Communities and Local Government over changes to firefighters' pensions.

The Government was given a deadline of today to offer new proposals, but the union says new terms have not been presented.

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