500 ambulance workers walk out

Striking ambulance workers
Striking ambulance workers Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Five hundred ambulance workers have joined picket lines across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire for a 12 hour walk out.

Members of the Unite Union are taking action because they say the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust are risking patient safety, by allowing new emergency care assistants to work with paramedics after only six weeks training.

Over the next five years the trust has to cut their budget by forty six million pounds. They say they'd like to reassure the public that the level of disruption will be minimal during industrial action.

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Ambulance workers on strike

Ambulance workers across Yorkshire are walking out at midday for a 12 hour strike. The members of the Unite union are protesting against budget cuts which they say will put patients' lives at risk.