Ambulance staff vote in favour of industrial action

Ambulance staff vote in favour of strike action

Ambulance staff vote in favour of strike action

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PARAMEDICS and ambulance staff from the GMB union in the north west have voted for industrial action over cuts in ambulance cover, mileage allowances and vehicle staffing.

The ballot result found 94 per cent in favour of action from an almost 42 per cent turnout but it is not yet known whether this will lead to a strike or another form of industrial action.

Ray Carrick, GMB regional officer, said: "The ballot was undertaken after management refused the offer of talks on a number of issues including cuts in ambulance cover, mileage allowances, subsistence allowances and staffing of vehicles by agreed clinicians.

“Discussion on the start date for the first wave of action is now under consideration by the Branch Executive and notification will be sent shortly to NWAS management.”

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8:35pm Wed 23 Jul 14

ChristoB says...

Its a very sad day when vital services, where there isn't a history of militancy, intend to take strike action. Efficiency improvements are always important but if they really do impact unfairly and unnecessarily on the employees then obviously there is a justifiable dispute. We need to know the full unbiased facts surrounding this threatened action to convince us it is justified rather than it being politically motivated action.
Its a very sad day when vital services, where there isn't a history of militancy, intend to take strike action. Efficiency improvements are always important but if they really do impact unfairly and unnecessarily on the employees then obviously there is a justifiable dispute. We need to know the full unbiased facts surrounding this threatened action to convince us it is justified rather than it being politically motivated action. ChristoB
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12:35am Thu 24 Jul 14

north.west says...

good luck to them all i will be supporting them all the way
good luck to them all i will be supporting them all the way north.west
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