The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) today announced the result of a further industrial action ballot in its dispute over governmentsâ€™ pension proposals. This latest ballot gives the union authority to take other industrial action in addition to strikes and will mean that firefighters will now consider the withdrawal of the goodwill on which the fire and rescue service relies.
Firefighters in England, Scotland and Wales voted by 86% to support this further action.
The unionâ€™s general secretary Matt Wrack
said, â€œThis vote is another step in challenging
the attacks on our pension rights and follows our earlier vote for
strike action. We will now consider what additional action we take
alongside strike action.
â€œThousands of firefighters are seeing the pension they were promised and which they have paid into for years scrapped. The government is imposing unaffordable pension arrangements which ignore the reality of the job firefighters actually do. Most firefighters are seeing their pension costs rising to...
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