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fbunewportFirefighters across the Isle of Wight will hold further strikes over the Christmas and New Year period as the dispute over pensions with the government continues.

Three more dates have been released just days after the last strike took place which resulted in fire cover coming from the mainland.


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The latest strikes are as follows:

Tuesday 24th December – start at 7pm and finish at midnight.

Tuesday 31th December – start at 6.30pm and finish at 12.30am on Wednesday 1st January.

Friday 3rd January – start at 6.30am and finish at 8.30am.

Between 7pm on Friday 27th and 7pm on Sunday 29th December, all firefighters in England, Scotland and Wales except those working in control will refuse to work voluntary overtime.

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Information about the Island’s fire and rescue service along with fire safety advice for homes and businesses can be found at

Photographs of the FBU Picket Line at Newport Fire Station by Daniel Poole.


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