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Firefighters across capital to stage walkout following pension dispute between Fire Brigades' Union and government
Firefighters across London will stage a walkout over plans to reform their pension scheme.
The Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) confirmed today that 78 per cent of its members voted in favour of strike action in a recent ballot.
It is not yet clear how this will impact on fire cover in Barnet and the rest of north London.
The industrial action comes following a dispute between the FBU and government over proposed reforms to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.
No date has yet been set for the action but London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson issued a statement today.
He said: “It’s a pity that we are in this position but we are prepared and our contingency fire service is ready to operate during a strike.
“Last month we temporarily removed 27 fire engines from stations across London and these will be used by contingency crews to provide a level of fire cover for the capital.
“During a strike, my advice to the public would be to take even greater care to prevent fires from breaking out at home.”
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