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The first of five planned strikes by Essex firefighters will take place today in a row over cuts to services.
Firefighters in Essex plan to strike five times in the coming months following a row over cuts to services.
Firefighters have staged the latest in a series of strikes today in a long-running row over cuts.
Members of the Fire Brigades' Union in Essex walked out of fire stations across the county for 24 hours at 9am following two earlier stoppages, with the threat of further action next month.
The union said current plans for cuts would see the loss of one in five frontline crews in Essex since 2008, claiming that the public was already waiting longer for fire crews to turn up.
Firefighters in Essex are walking out tomorrow in a row over proposed cuts to the service.
The 24 hour strike starts at 9am.
The Fire Brigades Union says current plans for cuts would see the loss of 1 in 5 frontline crews in the county since 2008.
Unite, the UK’s largest union, has informed Portsmouth city council that its members are being balloted for industrial action over its decision to dismiss and rehire them on new contracts.The ballot for industrial action, due to conclude on Monday 16 July, involves the port’s quay assistants.
The quay assistants, responsible for tying up and releasing cross channel ferries, are fighting the council's plan to dismiss them and implement a new contract. The new contract will demand that quay assistants guarantee to service vessels beyond their contractual finishing time of midnight.
The public is being warned a contingency plan is in place to protect them as up to 900 firefighters go on strike.
The walkout in Essex is over proposed cuts, staffing levels and working conditions.
The county's fire and rescue service says more than one hundred firefighters are still working.
The first in a series of five strikes involving firefighters is taking place today.
The Fire Brigades Union in Essex claims the county will have lost one in five frontline staff since 2008 if cuts go ahead.
But service managers insist jobs are safe and say one hundred firefighters and retained crews will step in during the industrial action.
Firefighters in Essex will today hold the first of five planned strikes in a dispute over cuts.
The Fire Brigades Union said its members plan to take industrial action today and on July 7 and 18, August 18 and October 18. Today's strike is due to start at 10am and end at 6pm.
Firefighters in Essex are going on strike next week in a dispute over cutbacks. They've been angry - for some time - at Government plans to change the service. The firefighters claim that cutbacks will endanger lives. Sarah Saunders reports.
Firefighters in Essex are to stage five strikes over the coming months in a dispute over cuts.
The Fire Brigades Union said its members will take industrial action on June28, July 7 and 18, August 18 and October 18.
The union said the county will have lost one in five frontline firefighters since 2008 if a current round of planned cuts goes ahead.