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Latest firefighters strike ends and it’s ‘back to normal service’


The scheduled two hour period of industrial action by firefighters in England and Wales came to an end at 8am this morning (Monday 4th November).

The strike was the third period of industrial action planned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) as a protest against Government plans for pensions.

Chief Fire Officer Simon Smith reported that North Wales Fire and Rescue Service had managed its services effectively during the strike action.

"There was obviously a reduction in the resources that we had at our disposal, our business continuity plans were put into operation effectively and as soon as the strike period came to an end we were able to ensure a quick and safe return to normal services.

"I would again take this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and for heeding our safety messages - our attendance was not required at any incidents during the two hour period.

"Although this strike is over, it is as yet unclear whether there will be further industrial action by firefighters so I would remind people that attention to fire safety and road safety remains of paramount importance.

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