Firefighters in Northamptonshire will strike for 24 hours

Firefighters may be back on the picket line tomorrow
Firefighters may be back on the picket line tomorrow

Union bosses have said firefighters in Northamptonshire are scheduled to go on strike tomorrow over pensions.

On Wednesday firefighters across England will walk out for 24 hours from 7am over the “unworkable” pension scheme the Government wants to implement. Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “Government ministers have ignored three written requests in the last few weeks by the union to meet to try to resolve this dispute.

“Government ministers are quick to call this union ‘militant’ and yet it’s them who still refuse to talk to us when we remain ready to meet and negotiate at any time.

A picket will be held at The Mounts station.