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MERSEY FIRE STRIKE CAN BE SOLVED 'EASILY': UNION

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Firefighters in Merseyside will today go ahead with another one day strike, BBC Radio Four's Today programme report...
Firefighters in Merseyside will today go ahead with another one day strike, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported.

Negotiations between the fire authority and the Fire Brigades Union at ACAS broke down yesterday, the programme reported.

The union is protesting at the authority's plans to cut 20 firefighter jobs to save money.

Liverpool City Council member Peter Dowd said talks seemed deadlocked.

But FBU general secretary Ken Cameron told Today: 'This is a dispute that could be resolved very easily.' He urged the fire authority to find better ways of reorganising the brigade than sacking firefighters.
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