Author Topic: Fire Brigades Union condemns Greater Manchester Mayor's budget  (Read 296 times)


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Greater Manchester's mayor should scrap his "insulting" planned cuts to fire services, a union has said.

An emergency motion at the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) conference condemned Andy Burnham's three-year plan to reduce his fire budget by 12.8m.

The mayor revealed proposals in March to cut jobs, close fire stations and reduce fire appliance crew numbers.

A statement from Mr Burnham blamed government spending limits.

The motion said the FBU hoped the election of the Labour mayor in 2017 "would herald a new and helpful governance arrangement for our fire service".

It continued: "However, it is now clear that it's the same old story of cuts to the fire service."
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