Yorkshire ambulance workers, who are members of the Unite union, are starting a continuous ban on overtime from today in a row over patient safety.
Unite say its 450 paramedics and other ambulance staff members voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action in the form of an overtime ban which started at 6.00am.
A 24-hour strike is due to be held on 2 April. Further strike action could follow after 2 April.
A key proposal by the trust is the introduction of emergency care assistants (ECAs) to work alongside more highly-trained paramedics. The ECA staff have six weeks training.
We had this response from the ambulance service.