Firefighters set to strike again next week

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City firefighters have today announced another 24-hour strike will be held next Tuesday.

Crews will walk out at 9am and return on Wednesday morning, say the Fire Brigades Union.

​This is the 45th strike during the pensions dispute, which has spanned the past 15 months.

Fire service bosses say there is no need for the public to be concerned as they will have “excellent” contingency plans in place for the strike day.

“We have a week to make sure these plans are in place. We will use firefighters who are not on strike and firefighters who are not in the FBU to cover Milton Keynes,” said a Bucks Fire Service spokesman.

The latest strike follows the government’s decision to start a parliamentary procedure to implement the new pension scheme, which the union slams as “unfair, unaffordable and unworkable.”