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GMB EMAS Launch Second Day of Industrial Action

Published 10th January 2023 by Dan Roizer

GMB EMAS have launched a second day of Industrial Action following failed talks with the UK government over pay and conditions.

The 24-hour strike starts at 00:00 on 11 January 2023 and until 23:59. Picket Lines will be manned from 0700 – 1900.

Your choices of strike action are as follows;

A&E Ambulance Staff

Option 1 – Member wishes to exercise their right to strike and will not respond to any category of call. 

The member may choose to join a picket line or remain away from the workplace but must be contactable and in a fit state to respond to work in the event that a Major Incident is declared. 

Option 2 – Member chooses not to strike and will provide a normal working function.

Option 3 – Member will only respond to Category 1 calls (fully coded prior to allocation).

Option 4 – Member will respond to Category 1 calls and Category 2 calls (fully coded prior to allocation) of the following types: 

NB: 111 C2 calls are not included in the derogations, regardless of the nature of the complaint

NB: C2 IFT calls are not included in the derogations, regardless of the nature of the complaint

In addition, a conversation will take place between a clinician and the trade union representative in the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) should there be a clinical concern to life and limb for a patient of any other Category 2 type to see if a response can be made. 

Further information on other job roles can be found here.

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