Fire Brigades Union has decided to ballot firefighters on industrial action
vote could see the first national strike in the fire service for 25 years.
FBU says a series of 24 or 48-hour strikes could begin at the end of October.
from all 58 brigades unanimously agreed the move at a special conference of the
Fire Brigades Union.
want a pay rise of nearly 40 per cent to boost salaries from £21,500 to
union has rejected an interim 4 per cent offer.