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Fire authority employers have 'moved the goalposts' by introducing ...
Fire authority employers have 'moved the goalposts' by introducing

requirements into the pay deal that were not in the original agreement, John

McGee, national officer for the Fire Brigades Union, said this morning.

Firefighters have complied with the June 2003 agreement 'to the letter', he

told BBC Radio Four's Today programme.

'People have worked very hard ... to bring about those changes that the

councillors wanted and ... what remains to be done is for members to be paid

for doing so,' he said.

He denied that the dispute was over elements of the agreement that had not

been finalised. 'The councillors have introduced a new aspect that was

outside of the June agreement,' Mr McGee said. 'They have simply moved the

goalposts ... They have acted extremely dishonourably.'

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