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Firefighters launch fresh strikes over pension changes

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/12/2013

Press Association

Firefighters in England and Wales are to launch a fresh wave of strikes in their long-running row with the government over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will walk out for four hours from 6pm on Friday, and again from the same time on Saturday, with the threat of further action in the new year.
One brigade urged Christmas partygoers to buy takeaway food during the strike rather than try to cook at home if drunk.
FBU members have gone on strike four times in recent months in protest against changes to pensions and their retirement age. The union argues that older firefighters face losing their jobs if they fail fitness tests as part of changes to the pension age from 55 to 60.
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"Firefighters launch fresh strikes over pension changes", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 26/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/firefighters-launch-fresh-strikes-over-pension-changes