Firefighters have voted for a strike across the United Kingdom amid a pay dispute and talks with the government.
UK firefighters vote to strike over pay
Firefighters in the United Kingdom have voted for a country-wide strike over a pay dispute, their trade union says, stopping short of setting out exact dates as it gave employers and the government a final shot at resolving the row.
About 88 per cent of members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) had voted in favour of strike action, on a 73 per cent turnout, the union said in a statement.
Its members had rejected a 5 per cent pay offer in November.
The FBU said it has given the government and employers ten days to come forward with an improved offer which could be put to a vote.