Fire Brigades Union press release
Tuesday 28 October 2014
For immediate distribution
Latest firefighters' strike averted in Wales
Possibility of pension breakthrough means no strike action called for Welsh Firefighters
The fire strike called for the coming weekend in England has been averted in Wales as a result of a significant change of direction by the Welsh government. While the Westminster government continue to ignore the concerns raised by firefighters, the Welsh government have now suggested an improved proposal that could significantly improve the position for a large number of firefighters in Wales. This would involve altering the way firefighters could choose to retire before the age of 60.