Ambulance staff announce ANOTHER strike day: February 10 walk-out will affect 999 callers in five regions of England

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Thousands of ambulance workers in five services across England will take to picket lines next week as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.

Ambulance workers who are members of Unison will strike in London, Yorkshire, the South West, North East and North West on February 10. 

It means NHS workers are taking action nearly every day next week — with nurses and physiotherapists also staging walkouts. February 8 is the only day patients are not set to face disruption. 

Unison today urged the Government to ‘stop pretending the strikes will simply go away’ and offer ambulance staff better pay.

Ambulance workers who are members of Unison will strike in London, Yorkshire, the South West, North East and North West on February 10

Ambulance workers who are members of Unison will strike in London, Yorkshire, the South West, North East and North West on February 10

Ambulance workers who are members of Unison will strike in London, Yorkshire, the South West, North East and North West on February 10 

Sara Gorton, head of health at the union, said: ‘Ministers must stop fobbing the public off with promises of a better NHS, while not lifting a finger to solve the staffing emergency staring them in the face.

‘The Government must stop playing games. Rishi Sunak wants the public to believe ministers are doing all they can to resolve the dispute. They’re not.

‘There are no pay talks, and the prime minister must stop trying to hoodwink the public. It’s time for some honesty. Ministers are doing precisely nothing to end the dispute.’

Among the strikes next week is February 6, which has been described as the NHS’s ‘D-Day’. Thousands of other 999 workers and nurses are also expected to walk out. It is expected to be the biggest strike action in the health service’s 74- history. 

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