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Firefighter sacked for speaking out against cuts

Issue No. 2234

An Essex firefighter has been sacked on the spot—just for writing a letter to a local councillor about cuts to the fire service.

The FBU union put out a statement calling the summary dismissal the “last straw”.

It was set to hold a special brigade committee this week to discuss its response.

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Tue 11 Jan 2011, 18:33 GMT
Issue No. 2234
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