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Liverpool Coastguard staff strike over closure plans

Category: England

Published: 9th Jun 2012 09:42:22

Liverpool coastguards will walk out on strike later in protest at plans to close the station in Crosby.

Day shift staff are taking action between 11:00 and 12:00 BST. The night shift workers walked out on Friday.

The station is one of eight Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) centres which will shut as part of a government reorganisation of the service.

It is thought 20 jobs will go at the Crosby centre as a result of its closure.

Liverpool Coastguard covers waters from the Point of Ayr on the Dee Estuary through Merseyside, Morecambe and South Cumbria and up to the Mull of Galloway.

It also covers some of the Irish Sea, up to the halfway point between the Isle of Man and Ireland.

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