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Injured firefighters challenge government pension rules.(News)(Brief article)

Firefighters have started legal moves to challenge new government pension rules that are leaving badly injured and disabled firefighters 'sacked and without a pension', a Fire Brigades Union spokesperson told FIRE. The FBU described their treatment as 'totally unacceptable'.

A Judicial Review hearing challenging the legality of the guidelines and the process began at the High Court on Thursday March 6. The review started after 'three disabled firefighters had their pensions removed by the London Fire Brigade', according to the FBU.

FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack said: "The incidents we work at are treated as deadly hazards by everyone else. …

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