Firefighters take strike action
12:01pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS will stage a second round of industrial action, in a dispute over pensions, on Saturday, October 19.
The action, lasting five hours, will take place from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is at odds with the government over plans to make firefighters work until they are 60, claiming personnel in their late-50s are too old to be fighting fires and rescuing families.
The first national walkout in a decade took place on October 3 with no major incidents reported during the four-hour strike.