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Firefighters end latest round of strikes
FIREFIGHTERS across Hampshire have ended their latest round of strikes.
The Fire Brigades Union's (FBU) latest two-hour round of industrial action ended at 8am this morning.
It followed a four-and-a-half hour strike on Friday night.
Firefighters across the country staged the action following ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service today thanked the public for helping to minimise 999 calls during the strike action.
It says the service maintained more than 50 per cent of its level of cover during the strikes, with the majority of vehicles crewed by retained firefighters and operational staff not based in fire stations.
Assistant chief officer Bob Ratcliffe said: “We dealt with relatively few incidents during the strike periods and we would like to thank all members of our communities for taking extra care during the recent industrial action.
“All of our fire fighting crews are now back on duty and providing full emergency cover to the residents of Hampshire.”
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