23 Jan 2023

Ambulance staff accuse government of ‘refusing to talk about pay’

North of England Correspondent

The voices on the ice cold picket lines this morning spoke of a seemingly frozen dispute between the government and striking NHS workers.

Ambulance staff across much of England and Wales walked out again today – with unions once more accusing the government of refusing to talk about pay.

The Health Secretary said the disruption was ‘hugely disappointing’ and gave little sign that the biggest-ever planned walkout of NHS staff can be avoided next month.