Unite union launches strike ballot at Yorkshire Ambulance Service

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Paramedics are being balloted for strike action in a long-running dispute over working conditions and patient safety.

The Unite union, which represents 378 staff at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, claims patients are being put at risk because of cost-cutting at the organisation.

The union says semi-skilled care assistants are being sent to 999 call-outs without adequate training.


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