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Ambulance workers in Yorkshire plan to walk out again tomorrow in a row over shift changes which they say could affect public safety.
Staff walked out at midnight on Friday for a 24-hour strike.
They will strike from 3pm tomorrow for 4 hours.
The chief executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has condemned the latest actions of the workers union, Unite, as 'reckless' and 'neglectful' of patient care.
Unite claim some paramedics could work for 10 hours without a meal break under new longer shift patterns.
The union which represents ambulance workers in Yorkshire says plans to change shifts could affect patient safety.
Workers across the county walked out at midnight for a 24 hour strike.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust refutes the claims made by Unite.
The chief executive of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said the industrial action would affect services, involving around 8% of its staff.
He refuted claims by the workers' union, Unite, that changes in shift patterns would affect patient safety.
Mr Whiting added the service will take steps to 'maintain operational cover' during the strikes, and will 'continue to make every effort to get to patients as quickly as possible whilst maintaining high standards of patient care.'
Ambulance workers are on strike after claiming a change in shift patterns will put patients' safety at risk.
Members of the Unite union in Yorkshire walked out for 24 hours at midnight, and will do so again for four hours from 3pm on Monday.
They claim some paramedics could work for 10 hours without a meal break under new longer shift patterns.
A health chief has attacked the strikes as "reckless", but the union said the changes will impact on patient safety and is calling for a 30-minute meal break every six hours.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said the industrial action would affect services, involving around 8% of its staff.
The trust, which is to stop recognising Unite for collective bargaining, receives an average of 2,100 emergency calls a day.