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
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
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.
It increased pressure on the Welsh Government as strikes
caused “seriously disrupted” service.
Until now, a ministerial offer had not been sufficient to