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Issue No. 1731

Firefighters and control room staff on Merseyside have voted by two to one for strike action to defend the service from life-threatening cuts. Fire Brigades Union branches were discussing a revised offer from management this week.

The Liberal Democrat controlled fire authority sparked the dispute by insisting on reducing the number of control room staff and sending only one appliance to answer automatic alarms.

Those automatic calls come from hospitals and other large high risk buildings.

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Sat 20 Jan 2001, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1731
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