by Tim Lezard The TUC has backed FBU members, today embarking on a four-day strike over pensions. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Once again the government is showing its contempt for public service workers.  Evidence warns that raising th …

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The TUC has backed FBU members, today embarking on a four-day strike over pensions.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Once again the government is showing its contempt for public service workers.  Evidence warns that raising the normal retirement age for firefighters would lead to older fighters facing no job and no pension after years of good service. This same evidence has already led to concessions being made in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland – but the Westminster government has chosen to walk away from the negotiating table.

“We are very concerned about the risks to firefighters, and those who rely on the fire service, when firefighters are forced to stay in front line service until they reach the age of 60.”


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