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Fire fighters confirm strike in the county
COUNTY fire fighters with the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will be joining the national strikes set for next month.
Crews will be out from 12pm-5pm on May 2, 2pm-2am on May 3, and 10am-3pm on May 4.
Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service has plans for retained crews to cover the county during the strikes.
The retained crew at Ewyas Harold is already on standby as a cross-border response to parts of South Wales.
The strikes relate to a national dispute over future terms and conditions for fire fighters.
In a separate dispute, the FBU in the county has challenged Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue
Authority to put cuts that bring full-time 24/7 first response cover at Hereford fire station down to a single appliance - and no more than seven fire fighters on a shift – to a public vote.
As reported by the Hereford Times, the referendum, as proposed, would be a yes or no choice as to whether such a level of cover is acceptable for the county.
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