UK: London firefighters on strike

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London firefighters are to strike today as of 10:00 GMT and from 10:00 GMT on 5 November to 9:00 GMT on 7 November. About 5 500 firefighters and 111 fire stations are involved in the industrial action which, according to the Fire Brigades Union, is over management’s threat to sack the firefighters. A private company is due to provide cover for fire and rescue services in the capital.