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