Cambridgeshire firefighters start eight-day strike action today

12:01 09 August 2014

Firefighters are going on strike

Firefighters are going on strike

Cambs Fire & Rescue Service

Firefighters have started another round of strike action.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will walk out in a dispute over pensions twice each day from today (Saturday) until next Saturday (August 16).

The industrial action will take place from midday until 2pm and again between 10.59pm and 11.59pm. Resilience crews will provide cover for the striking firefighters.

Cambridgeshire’s chief fire officer Graham Stagg said: “These latest strike periods follow a similar pattern to the previous series, presenting a significant escalation to the dispute between the FBU and the Government.

“These short strike periods will mean providing an emergency service to the residents of Cambridgeshire will be difficult and the service is now looking into how it will provide cover during the industrial action. However, the disruption to our day-to-day work will be substantial.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Reggie and Bollie

People in St Neots are getting behind X-Factor duo Reggie and Bollie.

The cast of Snow White outside the Commemoration Hall

Pantomime season is almost upon us and we have a family ticket to give away for KD Theatre Productions’ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Commemoration Hall in Huntingdon.

Barry Farrugia

A St Neots father-of-three whose family was torn apart by a health scandal which claimed thousands of lives has called on the government to deliver its pre-election promise to make amends for years of suffering.

Yesterday, 16:01
£33k milestone for the Woodlands Centre, (l-r) volunteers Sheena Wilkinson, Liz Hardy, Miranda Knell, Di Pooley-Coles, Kathy Rogers, Marie Shepperson,

The Macmillan Cancer Support fund-raising committee in Huntingdon is celebrating after reaching an important milestone.

The North Pole Cambridge Christmas Festival is back in style throughout the festive season. This annual icy extravaganza is centred around a stunning 600m open-air ice rink, great for a fun filled day out with family & friends.

Read more

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition