Fire crews’ eight days of strikes

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The next round of in­dus­trial ac­tion an­nounced by the Fire Bri­gades Union will start on Satur­day and last for eight days.

The strikes are part of a lon­grun­ning dis­pute be­tween the FBU and the govern­ment over pen­sions and fire­fight­ers’ re­tire­ment age.

Fire­fight­ers are urg­ing peo­ple to take ex­tra care dur­ing the strikes, which will run from Satur­day, Au­gust 9, to Satur­day, Au­gust 16, from noon to 2pm and 10.59pm to 11.59pm.

Kent Fire and Res­cue’s Sean Bone-Knell said: “Dur­ing pe­ri­ods of strike ac­tion we will still be re­spond­ing to emer­gen­cies but are ask­ing peo­ple to be ex­tra care­ful. We will have fire en­gines and other emer­gency ve­hi­cles at strate­gic lo­ca­tions around the county to pro­vide the best pos­si­ble cover, but we will not be op­er­at­ing at our nor­mal level of ser­vice.”

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.kent.fire-uk.org

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