East Midlands Ambulance Service GMB Members have voted to take strike action for better pay conditions.
This page will be updated as the campaign continues, follow along for up-to-date information on the industrial action.
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Everyone who is a GMB member in the Ambulance Service including make ready, enabling services, front line etc.
Hospitals and Community Trusts will run their ballots along the same lines so all GMB members in a particular trust.
GMB@EMAS will take strike action. There may be exemptions such as cardiac arrests and entrapment but essentially it will be strike action.
The previous online Consultative Ballot was used to gauge members’ views on strike action.
Following the results outlined above, it has been decided to conduct a CIVICA ballot which has to be a postal vote as per the Trade Union Bill of 2016.
Should a vote to strike be achieved, GMB@EMAS will have discussions at a branch level as to what if any exemptions will be applied.
We are also still awaiting information on whether exemptions will be applied across the whole Ambulance sector or whether they can be agreed on locally.
If you are due to be working on a day of the strike, you will not be paid while on strike. However, if you are on a rest day when a strike is due, your pay will be unaffected.
Strike Date 28 December 2022
28th December 2022
Strike Date 21 December 2022
21st December 2022
29th November 2022
Postal Ballot Launch
24th October 2022
Trust Informed of Ballot
17th October 2022
Consultative Ballot Results Published
6th October 2022