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Fire crews to strike for five hours
9:00am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Firefighters in Bradford district will strike for five hours tomorrow in protest at an ongoing dispute over pension changes.
The Fire Brigades Union said the walkout will take place between 6.30pm and 11.30pm in a dispute between the FBU and the Government over proposals to introduce a new pension scheme.
Resolution can only be achieved at a national level as the dispute is not between the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority and its staff.
Simon Pilling, Chief Fire Officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We remain confident in our contingency plans after they were tested, and proved to be successful, during the last period of strike action in September.
“A reduced emergency response will again be inevitable during this next strike action.”