United Kingdom -Fire fighters in Essex to go on strike -June 22, 2012

Fire fighters in Essex country have voted in favour of industrial action against further cuts in the fire department’s budget. The fire fighters say they are already dangerously understaffed and fear further spending reductions will put them at even more risk. In reaction, the Fire Authority chairman stated that the fighters’ jobs are secure and therefore they have no cause for complaint. ‘This is 2012, not the 1970s’, he added.

English: http://www.thisistotalessex.co.uk/Firefighters-strike-cuts-opposition ...

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