KEIGHLEY firefighters are due to walk out again in an ongoing dispute over planned pension changes.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced a further eight consecutive days of strike action.

Members will walk out between noon and 2pm and for an hour from10.59pm every day, from Saturday August 9 until the following weekend.

And action short of a strike is due to take place intermittently at other times during the period.

The FBU’s programme of industrial action began last year in opposition to an increase in employee pension contributions and the raising of the retirement age to 60.

West Yorkshire brigade bosses say temporary cover will again be provided during the strike.

"Contingency arrangements will be put in place and we are working hard to ensure that our prevention, protection and response aspects of service delivery combine to ensure the best level of community safety," said Assistant Chief Fire Officer Steve Rhodes.