Firefighters to go on strike across county next week

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FIREFIGHTERS are to stage strikes next week over a long-running pensions row, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has said.

A statement on the unions website has accused the government of ‘burying its head in the sand.

Strikes are set to take place on May 2, 3 and 4.

FBU members will walk out for five hours from noon on May 2. They will then walk out between 2pm on May 3 and 2am on May 4 and again that day between 10am and 3pm.

There will also be a ban on voluntary overtime from 3pm on May 4 until noon on May 9.