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North West Ambulance Dispute Looms

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GMB North West Paramedics Vote By 94% In Favour Of Industrial Action In Dispute Over Cover And Allowances

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 says GMB.

GMB paramedics and other ambulance staff across the North West of England have voted for industrial action following an independent, postal ballot of GMB members within the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).

The ballot result showed 94% in favour of industrial action, on an almost 42% turnout. North West Ambulance Service has been notified of this outcome.

The ballot result affects GMB paramedics and ambulance staff across all parts of the North West including Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester and Cumbria.

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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Contact either of the following members of the GMB Branch Executive who have been leading on this issue:

Steve Rice ; Branch Secretary :   0791 726 0261    steve.rice@nwas.nhs.uk

Mike Buoey:  Senior Branch Asst:    0791 726 0266          mike.buoey@nwas.nhs.uk

 

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