Yorkshire Ambulance Service: Threat of strike is 'disappointing'

Yorkshire Ambulance Service say the possibility of staff members striking is a 'disappointing' development in continuing discussions with union, Unison.

“Patients’ needs are at the heart of everything we do and our absolute focus is to ensure that we continue to deliver a safe, responsive and high quality service to our patients.

Developments to the Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) role formed part of a wider package which was discussed with Unison earlier this week and although they felt unable to agree to the changes as a whole, they did indicate that they were satisfied with this element of the proposal.

“It is disappointing that Unison has been unable to fully support us on this development, but we are committed to finding ways in which we can make things better for both our patients and our workforce and we will continue to work with our staff to do this.”

– David Whiting, Chief Executive, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust