Commenting on today’s four-hour strike by firefighters over government attacks on pensions Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union General Secretary, said: “This was solidly supported strike action by firefighters across England and Wales. It has demonstrated their anger and their determination.
“This strike was a last resort after the government refused to negotiate – and a warning shot that firefighters are serious about keeping a fair, safe and workable pensions scheme.
“Firefighters across the country are reporting a fantastic response from the public, who seem to understand that the government’s proposals on pensions are ludicrous.
“We haven’t ruled out further industrial action, but let’s hope common sense wins out, public safety is put first and the government comes back open to compromise.”