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.