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Firefighters' strike in Somerset called off
A PLANNED strike by firefighters due to take place this weekend has been called off.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) across Somerset were set to carry out industrial action for five hours between 6.30pm and 11.30pm tomorrow (Saturday, October 19).
The action was due to take place over the Government’s plans to increase firefighters’ pension age to 60 but it is believed productive talks between the parties has seen the FBU call off the strike.
It would have coincided with the popular Taunton Carnival, although organisers had insisted the event would have run as normal, even if fire crews had been on strike.
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