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.
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