Ambulance staff strike

Ambulance staff strike

Ambulance staff strike

First published in News

AMBULANCE workers in Unite the Union went on strike for six hours on Friday and more action is planned on Tuesday.

Fifty-four union members, set to be at work, took part in the industrial action, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has confirmed.

The trusts’ Ian Brandwood said: “Although this represents little more than one per cent of our total workforce, we remain deeply concerned that a trade union representing ambulance service workers chooses to strike in this way.

“It is very important to point out that Unite the Union balloted its members for industrial action in relation to a dispute over de-recognition and not patient safety as they claim.

“I would like to thank the vast majority of our A&E staff, including a number of Unite members, who worked as normal yesterday to care for our patients. We would like to reassure the public that we have robust contingency plans in place for Tuesday’s proposed period of industrial action and are committed to minimising disruption to our services.”

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8:09am Mon 1 Sep 14

muckybutt says...

I don't agree with any front line emergency service striking at all sorry !
Same goes for the Fire Brigade etc, fair enough you want to put your points across - so do it in YOUR OWN TIME and don't put the lives of others at risk which YOU are doing.

To be honest strikes mean bugger all now a days in my opinion - no one in office takes the blindest bit of notice of them anymore all it's just more left wing codswallop.
I don't agree with any front line emergency service striking at all sorry ! Same goes for the Fire Brigade etc, fair enough you want to put your points across - so do it in YOUR OWN TIME and don't put the lives of others at risk which YOU are doing. To be honest strikes mean bugger all now a days in my opinion - no one in office takes the blindest bit of notice of them anymore all it's just more left wing codswallop. muckybutt
  • Score: -5

8:45am Mon 1 Sep 14

perplexed says...

Even the Spectator, a paper infamous for its right wing codswallop, has had to admit there is a terrible crisis in the Ambulance Service. Strikes may not be the answer but who is listening ?
Even the Spectator, a paper infamous for its right wing codswallop, has had to admit there is a terrible crisis in the Ambulance Service. Strikes may not be the answer but who is listening ? perplexed
  • Score: 8

10:52am Mon 1 Sep 14

RingoStarr says...

"and more action is planned on Tuesday"

Inaction more like!
'United' we stand. 'Unite Union' we fall.
"and more action is planned on Tuesday" Inaction more like! 'United' we stand. 'Unite Union' we fall. RingoStarr
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8:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

againstthecuts says...

I see unison were going to strike too even with a majority of unison members wanting to strike through the ballot process they called the strikes off.
I see unison were going to strike too even with a majority of unison members wanting to strike through the ballot process they called the strikes off. againstthecuts
  • Score: -1
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