Firefighters’ three-day strike starts today

Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack
Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack

Firefighters are set to go on a three-day strike starting from today (Friday).

Firefighters in England, Scotland and Wales will take part in further industrial action over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said.

The action will take place from today, between noon and 5pm, Saturday, May 3, between 2pm and 2am, and Sunday, May 4, between 10am and 3pm.

There will also be a ban on voluntary overtime across England and Wales from 3pm on Sunday, May 4, until noon on Friday, May 9.

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “After three years of negotiations and an intense four months presenting an indisputable, evidence-based case for the need to ensure a pension scheme that takes into account the unique occupation of firefighting, the Government is still burying its head in the sand.”