Fire Brigades Union announces second day of strikes

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The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced its members will strike on Saturday, October 19.

The strike action will last for five hours from 6.30pm to 11.30pm and West Yorkshire firefighters will be involved.

The decision relates to the FBU’s national dispute with the Government over changes to pensions and working arrangements.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to take extra care during the strike.

Chief Fire Officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Simon Pilling said: “We remain confident in our contingency plans after they were tested, and proved to be successful, during the last period of strike action in September.

“A reduced emergency response will again be inevitable during this next strike action, however, we do our very best to provide effective services throughout.”