Letters: EU’s day of action

Today millions of trade unionists across Europe are responding to the European TUC’s call for a day of action against the austerity policies which are destroying public services and jobs, and blighting the lives of ordinary people. The suffering we see in Greece is the most extreme example of the devastation wreaked by these policies […]
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Debts ‘threaten fire engine company’s ability to tackle high-rise blazes’

Doubts raised over government’s privatisation agenda as London operator’s £78m debts limit its capacity to fight firesGovernment plans to privatise more emergency services have been thrown into question after it emerged that debts at the private company operating London’s fleet of fire engines threaten its ability to tackle blazes in high-rise buildings.A report obtained by […]
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Minister’s advice on stockpiling petrol is dangerous, firefighters warn

Fire Brigades Union calls on Francis Maude to withdraw advice to fill jerry cans with petrol as it could cause fires and explosionsA government minister has been urged to withdraw his advice that people should fill jerry cans with petrol to prepare for a fuel tanker strike – because of the threat of fire.The Cabinet […]
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