United Kingdom -Firefighters strike against pension reform -August 08, 2014

The Fire Brigades Union FBU has been in negotiations with the government for three years in an attempt to avoid the implementation of proposals that they say would see firefighters paying more, working longer and receiving less.

A long-running dispute about firefighters’ pensions will see a further series of strikes. The Fire Brigades Union FBU has been in negotiations with the government for three years in an attempt to avoid the implementation of proposals that they say would see firefighters paying more, working longer and receiving less. An academic report on firefighter fitness by the University of Bath undermined the proposals of working until 60 by arguing that higher fitness levels are required for firefighting than those suggested by the government. According to the results physical activity and well-being tended to decline with age.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/08/firefighters-england-wales ...  

http://www.fbu.org.uk/news/2014/07/firefighters-set-strike-eight-consecutive-days ...   

http://therfu.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/enhancing ...  

 

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