– Terry Cunliffe, Unite regional officer
Our members are increasingly concerned about patient safety because of the downgrading of the current skill level on NHS frontline vehicles in Yorkshire. We call yet again on the blinkered, hardline management at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to enter into meaningful talks with Unite. The continuing refusal of the management to discuss patient safety - which led to the de-recognition of the union - has left our members with no option but to take further industrial action."
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.