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Welsh Ambulance Service staff stage fresh walkouts

By nation.cymru

1 week ago

News Health

Ambulance workers will stage fresh strikes today in their dispute over pay and staffing.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said they’re working alongside Unite to ensure patient safety is maintained during the strike action and will prioritise the most ill and vulnerable.

The Welsh Government offered ambulance staff a one off payment earlier this month in a bid to halt industrial action but it was rejected by unions.

This will be the second 24-hour strike from the Welsh Ambulance Service so far this month.

Walkouts from ambulance staff across Wales will also be joined by ambulance workers in England amounting to more than 2,600 Unite members.

The Chancellor has been urged to find the money to pay health workers “fairly” in order to end the escalating and bitter dispute over pay and working conditions.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said a double-digit pay rise must be offered to striking NHS staff, but described the UK Government as appearing willing to “talk about anything, but they won’t talk about pay”.

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