VIDEO: Firefighters walk out in pensions row

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Firefighters have walked out on strike in a dispute over pensions.

Blackpool FBU representative Chris Molloy said: “We do it with a heavy heart, nobody wants to do this.

Firemen on the picket line at West Bromwich Community Fire Station as firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike today in a bitter row over pensions, with the threat of further action if the dispute is not resolved.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2013. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) left their stations and set up picket lines, leaving brigades to put into place contingency plans.

Firemen on the picket line at West Bromwich Community Fire Station as firefighters across England and Wales walked out on strike today in a bitter row over pensions, with the threat of further action if the dispute is not resolved. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2013. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) left their stations and set up picket lines, leaving brigades to put into place contingency plans.

“We were hoping right to the last minute we could reach some negotiations with the Government.”

For the full story see tomorrow’s Gazette.