There was some late news announced regarding further strike action as paramedics in the midlands have voted in favour of organised work stoppages as part of their opposition to new plans which will see the introduction of core rostering.
According to reports The National Ambulance Service Representative Association are rejecting the new system because it would enable management to change rosters at 24 hours notice, which they describe as completely unfair on already stressed paramedics. It is understood the strike action comes after 94% of the members polled in Offaly, Laois, Westmeath and Longford voted favour of organised stoppages.
Meanwhile Des Kavanagh, General Secretary of NASRA’s parent group the Psychiatric Nurses Association, has given some details as to what will happen next: “We’ll be communicating this to the employers over the next 24 hours. “We will be giving the amulance service two weeks notice, that if they proceed, or continue to proceed to impose core rostering on our members, then they will be facing strike action in two weeks’ time.”