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.
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.
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.
Ambulance workers are to stage a 24-hour strike in a long-running row over issues including cuts.
Unite said its 450 members in the Yorkshire service, including paramedics and other staff, will walk out on 2 April and ban overtime from 26 March.
The union warned that further strikes could be held.
Unite said the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust had derecognised the union after it raised concerns about patient safety over plans to make £46 million of savings over the next five years.
Union members voted by 61% in favour of strikes and 83% for other forms of industrial action.
Ambulance workers in Yorkshire will stage a one-day strike on 2 April in a row over cuts, the Unite union said today.
Yorkshire ambulance workers have voted to hold a one day strike on Tuesday 2nd April. Members of the Unite union will work out because of a dispute over cost cutting measures which could see assistants with only six weeks training brought in to work with paramedics.
Union members also voted in favour of implementing a continuous overtime ban from 26th March.