UNISON members at West Midlands Ambulance Service voted in huge numbers for strike action in the recent re-ballot, where our branch achieved the highest turnout in the re-ballot.

Our vote for strike action played a key role in forcing the government to sit down with the trade unions and talk about pay for 22/23 and 23/23, after months of hiding behind the Pay Review Body process. 

The number of UNISON branches with mandates for industrial action over doubled after the re-ballot results, with over 32,000 UNISON members employed in the NHS being able to now take strike action.


Talks with government

The government, NHS employers and trade unions representing the Agenda for Change workforce have been holding constructive and meaningful discussions over last week and into this week, covering pay and non-pay matters.  The talks are still ongoing.


Monday 20 March Strike Action

Strike action on Monday 20 March for UNISON members employed by West Midlands Ambulance Service is still due to go ahead between the hours 06:00 – 22:00.

As it stands – this strike action is going ahead.

If the talks lead to a meaningful offer to put to members, then the strike action on 20 March could be postponed like the 8 March action was, but as it stands the 20 March strike date is going ahead.

We appreciate your patience and understanding on this issue and will notify you as soon as we receive any updates.

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