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Paramedics won’t sign contracts

Issue No. 2228

Paramedics at the Great Western Ambulance Service are livid after management forced through changes to their shift system and demanded they sign new contracts.

Bosses replaced existing ten-hour shifts with 12-hour ones at the beginning of November after a sham consultation. Around 800 staff in Bristol and the west of England are affected by the change.

“Many paramedics are refusing to sign the new contracts,” a representative of the Association of Professional Ambulance Personnel told Socialist Worker.

The Unison union is organising a consultative ballot on future industrial action.

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Tue 16 Nov 2010, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2228
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