Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Unite the Union resolve dispute

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) and Unite have been in dispute since the ambulance service planned to send out Emergency Care Assistants (ECAs) without qualified paramedics to deal with possible patient emergencies. The dispute has now been settled and the following joint statement by both parties has been issued today.

“Both parties are resolved to settle all outstanding issues and return immediately to a normalised working relationship. The priority of both YAS and Unite is to ensure the delivery of a first-class ambulance service for the people of Yorkshire and Humberside.

In acknowledgement of the fact that both parties have committed to building a constructive working relationship, an agreement has now been reached that will see Unite formally re-recognised by the Trust.  Both parties will now work together on all relevant issues to safeguard the interests and safety of patients.

Both YAS and Unite are now looking forward to forging a new relationship based on mutual respect and a commitment to the people of Yorkshire and Humberside.”

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