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Firefighters' strike an 'extremely serious step'

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The Fire Brigades Union says its members will take strike action on 5 November.

Bonfire Night is one of the fire service's busiest periods, and the fire and rescue services minister, Bob Neill, says they should think again.

Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, discusses the implications with Today presenter James Naughtie.


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