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Two more strikes announced by Fire Brigades Union

Two more strikes announced by Fire Brigades Union

Philip Dewey

More national strike action by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) over changes to firefighters' pensions and working arrangements will take place.

The action will involve firefighters working in Berkshire and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) has put contingency arrangements in place to provide a level of cover during periods of strike action.

The first strike will take place on Thursday (June 12) from 9am and finishes at 9am on Friday (June 13) while the second strike takes place on Saturday, June 21, from 10am until 5pm.

Berkshire's chief fire officer, Andy Fry, said: "Although we will still be answering and responding to 999 calls, we will again be asking you to be especially careful during these upcoming periods of strike action.

"As we have done previously, we will be prioritising 'life critical' incidents, such as house fires and road traffic collisions where people are trapped. 

"You have helped us during previous strikes by dialling 999 only in a genuine emergency and we are asking you to do the same this time."

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