Tynedale firefighters prepare for walk-out
Last updated at 08:40, Wednesday, 25 September 2013
FIREFIGHTERS across Northumberland will down hoses and walk out on strike on Wednesday – but only for four hours.
The “afternoon off” strike, which will run from noon until 4pm, has been called by the Fire Brigades Union in protest at proposed changes to pension arrangements.
And despite the brevity of the stoppage, householders and businesses across the county have been written to, urging them to take steps to protect themselves and their homes from the risks of fire.
Chief fire officer Alex Bennett said: “We urge people to take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from the risks of fire or other emergencies, including ensuring they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes.”
First published at 07:35, Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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