Essex

Essex firefighters disciplined for complaint letters

Firefighters have been disciplined after writing complaint letters about their employer to local politicians.

Essex County Fire and Rescue issued written warnings to 40 staff who contacted councillors and MPs about cuts and spending.

The Fire Brigades Union said the warnings were a "crude" measure.

A spokesperson for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said no further action would be taken and the matter was now closed.

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