United Kingdom -Yorkshire Ambulance Service de-recognises Unite in midst of industrial dispute -March 19, 2013

In the middle of an industrial dispute over patient safety, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has de-recognised Unite. Paramedics have reacted to this de-recognition by voting to strike. The paramedics are instating an overtime ban and will strike on 2 April. The conflict originates from the trust’s plans to replace some fully-trained paramedics by ‘emergency care assistants’, who will have had only six week training. The ambulance service plans to cut costs by teaming up a fully trained paramedic and an emergency care assistant in each ambulance, rather than sending two paramedics.

English: http://union-news.co.uk/2013/03/paramedics-vote-for-strike-action-after ...

 

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