South Yorkshire firefighters to strike again

FIREFIGHTERS are to stage a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running dispute over jobs, it was announced today.

The Fire Brigades Union said its members in South Yorkshire will take strike action from January 27 to February 4 and will go ahead with a 48-hour walkout from January 24 after talks broke down.

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The union has accused the fire authority of threatening "mass sackings" to force through new contracts.