Fire brigade strike called off at 11th hour after pension talk progress

Fire Service
Fire Service

A PLANNED strike by firefighters on Saturday evening has been called off at the eleventh hour.

Industrial action planned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) to take place on Saturday from 6.30pm-11.30pm has been called off.

The FBU said the decision came after progress in talks with central government over pensions.

Leaders said it had been presented with a similar deal to one made by the Scotland Government, covering the retirement of firemen and women aged between 55 and 60.