Unite ambulance members overwhelmingly reject Welsh govt pay offer
- Wednesday 15 February 2023
Strikes now set for three days from 20 February
Unite members in the Welsh Ambulance Service have overwhelmingly rejected the most recent pay offer made by the Welsh government, the union said today (Wednesday).
In a ballot of Unite members on the current offer, 92 per cent of the workforce rejected it on a massive 70 per cent turnout.
Unite members in the Welsh Ambulance Service are now set to strike on 20, 21 and 22 February.
Unite has called for further talks to resolve the dispute.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The Welsh government has a clear opportunity to stop the upcoming strikes.
“Instead of the political posturing it has engaged in, now is the time to get round the table and improve the offer.
“Unite members have spoken - the current offer is not acceptable. These workers are living hand-to-mouth. Act now before the strikes escalate further.”
Unite’s lead NHS officer Richard Munn said: “The Welsh government has promoted the importance of social partnership – the relationship between the unions, employers and government.
“This social partnership is now being put to the test and talks are needed to try to resolve the dispute.”
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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.