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:
- Chest pain
- FAST-positive stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident/CVA) within 6 hours of symptom onset time
- Collapse outdoors or in a public place
- Road Traffic Collision where a patient is trapped
- Gynaecology emergency where mother or baby are at risk
- Children aged five and under
- Children aged six to 16 years old, following a discussion with trade union Representative.
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.