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Issue No. 2397

Protest in Hull calls for end to fire cuts

Some 250 firefighters and supporters marched through Hull last Saturday against cuts to the fire service.

Firefighters on an appliance are set to be reduced from five to four, and East Hull fire station is set to lose an engine.

There will also be cuts worth £2.5 million to Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Waltham fire stations. The service will also make further cuts of £3 million by 1 April 2016.

Barnsley firefighters protest

Some 50 firefighters and supporters protested outside a South Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting in Barnsley on Monday of this week. The fire authority plans to take one of the two fire pumps away from each station.

Fast food rights protesters target fast food chains 

Protests took place outside fast food chains in cities across Britain in the Fast Food Rights campaign’s last day of action on Saturday of last week.

Activists joined BFAWU union general secretary Ian Hodson and Labour MP John McDonnell outside KFC, Burger King, Subway, Costa and McDonalds around Leicester Square in central London.

Merseyrail strike planned

RMT union members working for Merseyrail contractors’ Lorne Stewart were set to strike on Thursday and Friday of this week.

The workers carry out essential station cleaning and maintenance. They are demanding “pay justice” and have rejected a below-inflation pay offer from bosses.

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Tue 1 Apr 2014, 19:45 BST
Issue No. 2397
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