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Essex firefighters strike

A series of strikes by fire crews in Essex have been announced over the summer in a dispute over cuts.

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Essex firefighters' dispute escalates

The latest strike by fire crews in Essex is due to end on at 9am on Thursday morning after a 24-hour walk-out. They were joined in a march and rally on Wednesday by around 800 firefighters from around the country all protesting at cuts to frontline services.

But as the FBU announced more strike dates during the Olympics, union officials were criticised for not attending talks to end the dispute.

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