Firefighters’ strike passes without major incident

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) one-day strike yesterday passed without major incident.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) industrial action started at 10pm until 5pm, during which time WYFRS received over 50 calls.

Contingency crews attended 27 incidents across the county during strike hours.

The decision for strike action relates to an on-going trade dispute between the FBU and the Government over its public sector pension reform programme. In particular current proposals to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme from April 2015 to replace the two current pension schemes that most operational personnel are members.