PARAMEDIC STRIKE ACTION PUT ON HOLD TO ALLOW FURTHER TALKS TO TAKE PLACE Planned strike action by Paramedics over the next three weekends has been suspended to allow talks between GMB and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to continue. Last weekend’s strike action was cancelled after exploratory discussions had taken place between GMB negotiators end employer representatives with the assistance of ACAS. Further meetings have taken place this week and both sides recognise that progress has been made. GMB Organiser Mike Buoey said “After consulting our members again at another branch meeting, we have agreed to suspend the strike action that was due to take place over the next 3 weekends. Whilst there is still a lot of work to do, we are satisfied that progress is being made and we feel it appropriate to give ourselves some space to try and resolve the dispute in the best interests of our members. Further meetings with the employer and ACAS have been arranged over the next two weeks.
At tonight’s branch meeting it was agreed to suspend further strike action for a period of 3 weeks to allow the discussions with ACAS and NWAS to continue. The ongoing continuous action short of strike will continue in the form of no external event cover and the weekend overtime ban from 1800 Friday to 2000 Monday until further notice. Thanking you for your continued support GMB branch executive
This evenings meeting is to discus the ongoing talks and planned industrial action going forward. The meeting will be held at Buckley Hill Station, Buckley Hill Lane, Netherton, Liverpool, L29 1YB. Commencing at 1930 Please make every effort to attend.
A Branch meeting has been arranged to discus the ongoing talks and planned industrial action going forward. The meeting will be held at Buckley Hill Station, Buckley Hill Lane, Netherton, Liverpool, L29 1YB. Commencing at 1930 on Thursday 30 August 2018. Please make every effort to attend.
PARAMEDIC STRIKE ACTION PUT ON HOLD FOR ONE WEEK TO ALLOW EXPLORATORY TALKS TO TAKE PLACE Planned strike action this coming weekend by Paramedics has been suspended to allow talks between GMB and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) to continue. Two meetings have taken place in the last few days, with the involvement of ACAS, to try and address the long running dispute over job evaluation. GMB Paramedics have been on strike over the past 7 weeks and are due to continue to strike each weekend for 26 hours starting at 6.00 am each Saturday until the end of October. GMB Organiser Mike Buoey said “After consulting our members at a branch meeting, we have agreed to postpone this weekend’s strike action and will be having further meetings with the employer and ACAS next week. Whilst it is early days we are hopeful these exploratory talks may prove fruitful and help us address the concerns of our members. We will be having a further branch meeting to consider the next steps”. An on-going overtime ban and withdrawal of event cover will remain in place.
Paramedic Strike Update This dispute affects only those GMB members who were HCPC registered as paramedics before 31 August 2016 and does not include NQPs since their introduction in September 2016. We are not asking other groups of staff who may be qualified paramedics but have different substantive roles to join this action i.e. SPTLs, AP, CP, OM or sector managers. The strike action will be for a full, continuous period of 26 hours and will affect either day, night or, late/link shifts of those individuals involved in the dispute. GMB Paramedics will not cover overtime from Friday 17th August at 6pm until Monday 20th 8pm. The no cover for all external events will remain as continuous action from 6th June 2018 until further notice. read more on regiona website - http://www.gmbnorthwest.co.uk/news/gmb-nwas-paramedics-strike-update-thursday-16-august-2018