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East Anglia: Region’s Fire Brigades Union members join national strike action

13:13 09 August 2014

FBU strike in England and Wales

FBU strike in England and Wales

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Members of the Fire Brigades Union across England and Wales are set to take strike action today as part of a national dispute with Government over planned changes to firefighter pensions.

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Members of the public should continue to dial 999 in an emergency and working crews will respond. Businesses should follow up automatic alarms with a phone call to ensure a response during periods of reduced fire cover.

Strike action was due to take place between midday and 2pm today and between 10.59pm and 11.59pm tonight.

Strikes will be repeated twice a day between 12-1pm and 10.59pm-11.59pm until next Saturday, August 16.

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