Unite Calling Notice

Unite leader to join NHS workers’ picket lines in Wales on 6 February for the biggest strike in NHS history.
Sharon Graham to visit union picket in Cardiff, Wales.

What: Sharon Graham will be available for media interviews on the strike from the union picket line. 

Where: Cardiff Ambulance station, The Avenue Industrial Estate, Merton House, The Avenue Industrial Park, Pontprennau, Cardiff, CF23 8HF.

When: From 07:30 hrs Monday 6 February 2023 (Earlier if requested).

The Conservative government led by Rishi Sunak has blatantly refused to engage with the health unions forcing the biggest strike in NHS history.

Ambulance workers represented by Unite, Unison and the GMB in trusts across England, Northern Ireland and Wales (Excluding GMB) will take strike action. Nurses represented by the RCN will begin a third round of strike action in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Earlier today following the GMB union suspending its strikes on Monday in Wales following a new offer from the Wales government, Sharon Graham said: “It would be wholly premature for Unite to talk about any deals being done in relation to the Welsh Ambulance dispute. As far as Unite is concerned negotiations are continuing. So, at the moment Unite’s ambulance workers will be on strike on Monday.”


For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315 or email: [email protected]

On Monday 6 February  contact Ryan Fletcher who will be in Cardiff on 07849 090215 or email: [email protected]

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Unite is the leading union in the UK and Ireland, dedicated to defending an improving members' jobs, pay and conditions. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.

Notes to editors

More than 2600 workers who are members of Unite will join the dispute from the North West, North East, East Midlands, West Midlands, Wales and Northern Ireland. Members of Unite will stage ten further strikes over the coming weeks Additional dates could be announced.

Unite has reached agreements with the local ambulance trusts to ensure life and limb emergency cover. Unite has and will continue to ensure this life and limb cover is provided during the strike. Meanwhile, the government fails to provide minimum standards across the NHS on a daily basis.