Wales Ambulance Strike Postponed After Better Pay Offer

Wales ambulance strike postponed after better pay offer

The GMB union's strike action against Welsh ambulance staff on Monday has been postponed after ministers tabled an improved offer.

According to the BBC, the Welsh government offered a one-time pay deal as well as an improved consolidated pay rise for workers.

While it considers this new development, the GMB has decided to postpone industrial action.

At this point, it is unclear what other unions have decided to do.

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The offer's specifics have yet to be revealed.

The GMB represents roughly a quarter of the ambulance service in Wales, including paramedics, call room staff, and ambulance technicians.

Since December, thousands of ambulance workers have been on strike, with GMB members only responding to life-threatening calls.

The union has long advocated for higher-than-inflation pay, and new strikes were planned for February and March.

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It increased pressure on the Welsh Government as strikes caused "seriously disrupted" service.

Until now, a ministerial offer had not been sufficient to end strikes.

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