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Merseyside FBU set for electoral challenge to cuts

Issue No. 2093

Firefighters in the Merseyside region of the FBU union were set to launch their election challenge to New Labour this week as Socialist Worker went to press.

The firefighters are planning to stand against selected Labour councillors that have consistently voted for cuts to fire services. Merseyside FBU took all-out strike action against fire service cuts in 2006.

The Merseyside electoral campaign will reflect growing trade union anger at New Labour’s neoliberal agenda of cuts and restructuring across the public sector.

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Tue 18 Mar 2008, 19:07 GMT
Issue No. 2093
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