Firefighters go on strike in Newham

Firefighters on strike at East Ham Fire Station last year

Firefighters on strike at East Ham Fire Station last year - Credit: Archant

Firefighters are now on strike as part of a long-running dispute with the government over pension reforms.

Update: Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will take industrial action from 6pm on Friday, October 31, until the same time on Tuesday, November 4.

It will be the 47th strike over changes to pensions and takes place in the run up to bonfire night, a traditionally busy period for firefighters as the nation celebrates with firework displays.

A fire contingency service will be in operation during the planned strike, but the London Fire Brigade is urging residents to be careful.

They encourage people to attend organised displays rather than holding their own. If you are planning on holding a private display the Brigade offers safety advice for fireworks and bonfires.

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