To end this dispute, GMB needs a concrete offer to help resolve the NHS’s crushing recruitment and retention crisis.

More than 10,000 GMB Union ambulance workers across nine trusts in England and Wales will strike on Wednesday 11 January 2023 

Paramedics, Emergency Care Assistants, call handlers and other staff from South West, South East Coast, North West, South Central, North East, East and West Midlands, Welsh and Yorkshire ambulance services will walk out. 

Major pickets will be staged in Lancaster, Burnley, Liverpool, Lincoln, Nottingham, Leicester, Cardiff, Wrexham, Brighton, Eastbourne, Medway, Stoke, Donnington, Wakefield, Bradford, Huddersfield and Middlesbrough [See notes for full list of major pickets and timings] 

Workers across the ambulance services and some NHS Trusts have voted to strike over the Government’s imposed 4 per cent pay award - another massive real terms pay cut. 

Rachel Harrison, GMB National Secretary, said:   

"Ambulance workers across England and Wales will go on strike for the second time today. 

“GMB cancelled a planned strike over the Christmas period to say thank you to the public for their incredible support. 

“It also allowed time for the Government to talk to us about pay, but Ministers have dithered and postured, wasting valuable time. 

"To end this dispute, GMB needs a concrete offer to help resolve the NHS’s crushing recruitment and retention crisis. 

"The public expects the Government to treat this dispute seriously – it's time they got on with it.” 


Media enquiries: GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

Full list of major pickets 

Yorkshire 0600 – 2000 

Bramley Ambulance Station, Railsfield Rise, LS13 3AA 

Wakefield Ambulance Station, 41 Industrial Estate, Brindley Way, WF2 0XQ 

Bradford Ambulance Station, Northside Rd, Bradford BD7 2AY 

Huddersfield Ambulance Station, Westbourne Rd, Marsh, Huddersfield HD1 4LD 

North East Ambulance 0800 - 1900 

Coulby Newham - Ridgeway Old Stokesley Road, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, TS8 0TQ 

Stockton - Grangefield Road, Stockton on Tees TS18 4AB 

Bishop Auckland - Civic Centre, Watling Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 6RP 


North West 0700 – 1900 

Lancaster Fire and Ambulance Station, Cable St, Lancaster LA1 1HH 

Estuary Point, Garston Shore Rd, Liverpool L24 8RL 

Burnley General Teaching Hospital, Casterton Ave, Burnley BB10 2PQ 

East Midlands 0700 - 1900 

Lincoln Ambulance Station, South Park Avenue, LN5 8EL 

Kingsmill Station, Sutton Road, Mansfield, NG18 5HL 

Beechdale Station, Beechdale Road, Nottingham, NG8 3LL 

Gorse Hill Station, Antsey, Leicester, Le7 7GL 

West Midlands 0630 – 0830, 1030 – 1230, 1630 – 1830 

Donnington Hub – Wrekin Drive, Donnington TF2 8EA 

Stoke Hub – Etruria Valley Business Park, Forge Lane, ST1 5NP 

Hereford Hub – Ross Road, Grafton HR2 8BH 

Welsh Ambulance Service 0600 – 1800 

Wrexham Ambulance Service, Ruthin Road Wrexham LL13 7TU 

Cardiff East Pentwyn A/S MRD, Croescadarn Close, Pontprennau CF23 8HF 

Pembroke Dock A/S, Kingswood Industrial estate SA72 4RD 

Seacamb 0600 – 1800 

Brighton Make Ready Centre, Chamberlain House, Woollards Way, Brighton BN1 9BP 

Crawley HQ & EOC, Nexus House, 4 Gatwick Road, Crawley RH10 9BG 

Hastings Make Ready Depot , Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1ET 

SCAS 0600 – 1800 

Stoke Mandeville RC, Stoke Mandeville Hospital - Ent 2, Lower Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 8BD 

SWAS 0600 - 1800 

Salisbury Ambulance Station, Odstock Road, SALISBURY, SP2 8BG   

Weymouth Ambulance Station, Souter Way, Weymouth DT3 5BJ 

Swanage Fire Station, Kings Rd W, Swanage BH19 1HT 






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