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Burton and Swadincote fire strikes set to come to an end

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 21, 2014

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FIREFIGHTERS across Burton and South Derbyshire headed out on strike action again over the weekend in an ongoing row over pay and pensions.

Crews from across the area downed tools from 11am to 1pm and 11pm to 1am on Saturday.

They also walked behind the picket line from 5pm to 7pm yesterday.

Firefighters will complete the eight days of consecutive action with two final walkouts today.

During the periods of industrial action over the weekend, fire chiefs said no 'major incidents' in Burton or South Derbyshire had been recorded.

People are being urged to be 'extra careful' during the last day of the strike action as fire cover will be reduced as a result.

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