FIREFIGHTERS in England and Wales are set to come to the end of strike action later today, but industrial action will continue.
As the strikes over pensions come to and end, from 7pm industrial action commences which will see firefighters not work voluntary overtime, non-contractual overtime or any additional voluntary hours.
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “Firefighters have solidly observed the strike action over the past eight days; this has not been easy for them or their families, but all firefighters are aware what is at risk here.
“Firefighters cannot accept a deal which rips up the pension promises they were given and creates an unaffordable and unworkable pension which takes no account of the real work firefighters do and the fitness requirements which go with it.
“The campaign will continue until government ministers offer an alternative, affordable and workable pension scheme.”
The union’s executive council meets later this week and again next week to assess the latest developments and consider the next steps in the campaign.