Cambridgeshire: Fire Crews To Strike

17 September 2013, 15:53

Firefighters in Cambridgeshire will join colleagues across England and Wales and go on strike next week.

It's in a dispute over pensions. The Fire Brigades Union says its' members will walk out for four hours from midday next Wednesday.

It's calling it a "warning shot" to the government.

Almost 80 percent voted in favour of industrial action in a ballot that ended earlier this month.

The union claims planned pension changes will mean firefighters having to work in frontline jobs until later in life.

Be Safer...Be Slower...Be Vigilant is the message to members of the public ahead of the strike.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service say they have back-up plans in place to ensure it could still answer 999 calls.

The plans would not match the Service's normal day-to-day cover, but would be enough to ensure that life-threatening incidents, such as house fires, road traffic collisions and vehicle fires received a 999 response.

Safety information has been produced on-line to help keep residents safe and prepare to be as safe as possible during next Wednesday's strike.

Read more here - http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/11615.php