Fresh strike action by fire-fighters

FIRE-FIGHTERS in Northumberland are set to go on strike again next week.

The latest walkout, scheduled for Wednesday between 10am and 2pm, is part of the on-going dispute between the Fire Brigades Union and the Government over reform of the fire-fighters pension scheme.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service once again has plans in place to provide an emergency service during this period, however it stresses that it will not be business as usual. Homes and businesses are encouraged to take extra precautions.