Fire Brigades Union members travelled to Brussels on Friday to take part in a demonstration against the European Unionâ€™s austerity policies.
The protest was organised by the European Trade Union Confederation and attended by campaigners from across the continent.
Dave Green, an FBU national officer who attended the event, said:
â€œThe campaign against austerity is global, and itâ€™s vitally important we link up with organisations from overseas and make a stand together.
â€œCommunities across Europe and beyond are suffering as a result of a financial crisis they didnâ€™t create and policies they didnâ€™t vote for.
â€œFirefighters from the UK are proud to be standing against government cuts to the fire and rescue service and are campaigning hard against attacks on their pensions. Todayâ€™s demonstration shows that our fight is shared by millions across the continent.”
You can see photos from the event here.