Hands off our pensions

Firefighters from Grangetown and Redcar Fire Stations walk out during a four hour strike in opposition to proposed government pension cuts on September 25, 2013 in Middlesbrough, England.

The government plans to make firefighters work until the age of 60 in line with other public service employees, but the Fire Brigades Union argue that many firefighters are often forced to retire before that age due to the physical challenges involved in the job.

 

Firefighter strike in Middlesbrough

Firefighters from Grangetown Fire Station in Middlesbrough take part in a 4-hour walk out

Firefighter strike in Middlesbrough

Firefighters from Grangetown Fire Station in Middlesbrough react to support from passing motorists as they take part in a 4-hour walk out

Firefighter strike in MiddlesbroughFirefighter Daniel Watson, 31, from Grangetown Fire Station took part in the 4-hour walk out

Firefighter strike in MiddlesbroughLuke Mansell, 22 months, attended the walk out with his father who is a firefighter at Grangetown Fire Station

Firefighter strike in MiddlesbroughFirefighters from Grangetown Fire Station in Middlesbrough take part in the 4-hour walk out

Firefighter strike in MiddlesbroughFirefighters from Grangetown Fire Station in Middlesbrough take part in the 4-hour walk out

Firefighter strike in MiddlesbroughFirefighters, friends and family members from Redcar Fire Station take part in the 4-hour walk out

Firefighter strike in MiddlesbroughFirefighters, friends and family members from Redcar Fire Station take part in the 4-hour walk out

Firefighter strike in MiddlesbroughFirefighter Carl Leech, 39, from Redcar Fire Station waves to a passing motorist who showed their support during the 4-hour walk out

Firefighter strike in MiddlesbroughFirefighters, friends and family members from Redcar Fire Station take part in the 4-hour walk out

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Published by ian forsyth photography

Press and Documentary photographer covering the North of England. Stringer & contributor for Getty Images News. Prints are available to buy on my website.

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