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West Sussex firefighters to strike over pension dispute

Fire in Upper Beeding

Fire in Upper Beeding

Firefighters across the county are to strike for 24 hours from 9am today (Thursday June 12).

The strike is the longest yet in the three-year campaign. Firefighters will strike again over attacks on their pensions after the government confirmed it would implement a new scheme without further negotiations.

Another strike is scheduled for 10am-5pm on Saturday June 21.

In addition, between the two strikes firefighters including those stationed across West Sussex and at Horsham Fire Station will not carry out any voluntary overtime.

The decision to strike was made at a meeting of the Ffire brigades union’s executive council on Wednesday June 4.

 

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