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.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

Two former Kimbolton School teachers charged with a number of sex offences against children are due to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on Tuesday (May 3).

14:00
Huntingdon Bowls Club refurbishment, (l-r) Secretary Mike Anderson, and Chairman Mick Verlander,

Bowls club members have celebrated the opening of their redeveloped clubhouse after suffering three break-ins and a fire last year.

Fire service investigators believe an electrical adaptor was to blame for a blaze which broke out at a pub in Eaton Socon on Thursday night (April 28).

Sir John Major

Former Prime Minister and Huntingdon MP Sir John Major has said sharing sovereignty is a price worth paying for the UK being a member of the European Union.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up