Lincolnshire firefighters will be on duty during strike

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s Chief Fire Officer Dave Ramscar said that firefighters will be on duty to respond to emergencies during a national strike on Wednesday.

Earlier this month most members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members voted for industrial action over pensions.

Changes proposed would mean firefighters have to work until 60 before they can start drawing on their retirement money, but firefighters say this would put lives at risk due to the fitness levels required.

Firefighters will also be asked to contribute more towards their retirement. The FBU have labelled changes to pensions “unaffordable and unworkable”.

The action will take place between 12 noon and 4pm. During the strike, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will still be responding to 999 calls.

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