Paramedics vote for industrial action

Bosses have unveiled plans to cut down the number of days lost due to sick leave at the North West Ambulance Service.

Bosses have unveiled plans to cut down the number of days lost due to sick leave at the North West Ambulance Service.

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Paramedics in Lancashire have voted for industrial action over issues including cuts in ambulance cover.

A postal ballot carried out by the GMB union across the North West Ambulance Service showed 94 per cent were in favour.

The news comes at a time when the NWAS is under the cosh after crews failed to respond to several 999 calls including car crashes and fires in Lancashire.

 

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