Firefighters set to go on strike

Essex fire strike
Essex fire fighters set to strike Credit: ITV Anglia

Talks to reach a settlement between fire chiefs and unions in Essex have failed.

The conciliation service Acas met with both sides yesterday over threats of strike action over changes to working practices. At the moment the first walk out will take place on Thursday.

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Firefighters in strike talks

A team from the concilitaion service Acas will meet with Essex Fire bosses and union officials today to try and stop a series of strikes from going ahead.