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In Brief: Polite perception

MANCHESTER City Council has withdrawn a demand that its construction workers call council tenants Sir and Madam. City Works director Pete North confirmed that a letter was sent out to 25 workers asking them to address council tenants in politer terms than 'mate' and 'luv'. That instruction has now been withdrawn. He said. 'We believe all our workers have a cordial relationship with our tenants and we will leave it to them to decide how they are best addressed.'

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