Solidarity call: Support Yorkshire ambulance strike

6 June 2013

Unite’s 500 members in the Yorkshire ambulance service Unite Logo 120712will stage a 12-hour stoppage tomorrow (Friday) from 12 midday to 12 midnight. This follows a successful one-day strike on 2 April.

The union says if the management still maintains its intransigence to negotiations there will be a 24-hour stoppage on Saturday 22 June from midnight to midnight. Unite members are also currently operating a continuous overtime ban.

The dispute centres on the trust’s plans to cut the budget by £46 million over the next five years – even though Unite said the ambulance workloads were increasing month-by-month by as much as six per cent.

Unite the Union Yorkshire Ambulance Service Branch – Days of Action

List of picket lines / demonstrations by area – 7th June & 22nd June 2013

Leeds / Wakefield (West Yorks)              South Yorkshire

Bramley LS13 3AA                                                   Barnsley S71 3PQ

Leeds LS9 8HE                                                        Doncaster DN2 4QR

Castleford WF10 4ER                                              Hoyland S74 9RZ

Wakefield WF1 4PU                                                            Rotherham S60 2UD

                                                                                    Wath S63 7DN

Hull & East Yorkshire                                            North Yorkshire

Bridlington YO16 4QW                                             York YO61 1JB

11 in total.

The strike action runs from 1200 midday on Fri 7th June to midnight (12 hours) and from midnight to midnight (24 hours) on 22nd June 2013 (for clarification – that is midnight on Fri 21st to midnight on Sat 22nd).


The picket lines will be in operation from 1200 on the first day of action (7th June), until a minimum of 1800 with most running throughout the day until 2030pm. On the 22nd June they will run from 0600 again to at least 1800 hrs.


Also there will be a demonstration at YAS Springhill HQ, Unit 41 Ind. Est, Brindley Way, Wakefield WF2 0XQ at approx 1430hrs.

There will also be a demonstration in Hull city centre at Monument Bridge from 1400 hrs.


There is a possibility also of leafleting and demonstrations in York, Leeds and Wakefield – details to be confirmed. Please make every effort to attend demos and picket lines in your area – further guidance re part shifts worked etc will be out soon.


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