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THE GOVERNMENT MAKES IT CLEAR - MODERNISATION IS ABOUT CUTS!

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The government has made it clear through the National Fire Service Employers' that no new money is available for th...
The government has made it clear through the National Fire Service Employers' that no new money is available for the fire service and that any modernisation must be funded by cuts in fire cover.

This is exactly the position we have been telling the public throughout this dispute, that the government is playing with their lives.

Andy Gilchrist, FBU general secretary said: 'The government has made it clear through the employers that no new money is available for the fire service and that any modernisation must be funded by cuts in fire cover.'

He went on to say that the level of cuts that the government is talking about would be equivalent to closing all fire stations in the greater London area or closing the fire service in Scotland.

No further statements will be issued until after the FBU executive council meeting on Monday.

The strike planned for next Wednesday remains live.

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