Fire-service strike plans

FIREFIGHTERS in Northumberland are set to join more national strikes.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced plans for action on Christmas Eve, from 7pm until midnight, New Year’s Eve, from 6.30pm to 12.30am, and Friday, January 3, from 6.30am to 8.30am.

It is part of an ongoing dispute with the Government over pension reforms.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has plans to provide emergency cover, but people are advised to take steps to protect their homes and businesses.

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