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Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff to strike during Grand Depart

Staff from Yorkshire Ambulance Service have voted to strike on the weekend of the Grand Départ leg of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

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Strike not designed to impact on the Tour

Yorkshire Ambulance service workers have voted to strike on the fifth and sixth of July - the weekend of the Tour De France. Four hundred members of the Unite union are embroiled in a long-running dispute over new working conditions and meal breaks.

The union says it has very real concerns about patient and staff safety and has denied that taking industrial action next weekend is a cynical ploy.

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