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More fireman fitness case talks

Kevin Ogilvie
Kevin Ogilvie said he was "stunned" to lose his job

Union members at Grampian Fire and Rescue will hold more talks before deciding what action to take over the sacking of a colleague for being unfit.

As revealed by BBC Scotland, Kevin Ogilvie was dismissed this week.

He initially lost his job last year after 22 years of service amid claims he was overweight.

He was reinstated and given three months to get fit, but was dismissed this week. Union members held an emergency meeting on Friday.

Mr Ogilvie's contract was terminated for failing to meet the standards demanded by his employers.

Mr Ogilvie told BBC Scotland he was "stunned" by the decision.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said it would look at every option.

Grampian Fire and Rescue Service said very clear targets had been set by an independent occupational health advisor.

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