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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.

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Yorkshire Ambulance workers prepare for strike

Union members also staged a strike in April

Yorkshire Ambulance workers are staging a fresh strike in a row over spending cuts. Members of Unite will walk out for 12 hours from midday with a further stoppage planned for June 22 if the dispute remains deadlocked.

The row centres on plans by Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to make savings of £46 million over the next five years.

Unite, which has 500 members at the trust, said ambulance workloads were increasing by up to 6% every month.

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