Firefighter strikes to affect Northamptonshire next month

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Fire stations across Northampton will be affected when firefighters go on a national strike next month after the Government refused to compromise on pension increases.

The decision to take industrial action was made by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) at a Westminster meeting in which they accused the Government of “burying its head in the sand” over pension scheme negotiations.

The debate continues on from the 2013 strikes but the Government has imposed three increases on firefighters’ pension contributions, taking them to 14.2 per cent of most firefighters’ salaries.


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