Early day motion 1218

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AMBULANCE STRIKE IN YORKSHIRE

That this House notes that ambulance staff working in Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust have voted by a large majority to hold strike action and ban overtime; further notes that this industrial action follows a decision by the Trust to derecognise the ambulance staff union Unite; further notes that derecognition followed Unite raising concerns over patient safety in the wake of proposals by the Trust to save £46 million over five years; further notes that a key proposal to which the union objected was the introduction of emergency care assistants with just six weeks training to work alongside highly trained paramedics; believes that industrial action can only be avoided if the Trust retreats from the aggressive attitude it has taken towards the union and its members, who perform a fantastic service to the community day in and day out; and calls on the Trust to withdraw these proposals, recognise Unite again and enter into meaningful negotiations to ensure concerns over patient safety are properly addressed.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 10.04.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.03.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 22.03.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 19.03.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 25.03.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 26.03.2013
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 26.03.2013