Firefighters go on strike

Fire fighters Strike protest at Wigan Fire Station
Fire fighters Strike protest at Wigan Fire Station
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WIGAN fire crews formed picket lines outside their Robin Park Road base as part of a national strike.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) are in dispute with the government over pensions and have described the four hour strike today (Wednesday) as a “warning shot”.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) have emergency fire crews operating across the borough but bosses have stressed the service will be operating at a reduced capacity and will be prioritising calls.

The strike is taking place between 12pm and 4pm.