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Video: Ambulance workers strike start 24-hour strike over pay

A 24-hour strike by ambulance staff may lead to delays in 999 response times, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has warned.

The Unite union, which represents about 250 NIAS staff, is staging the stoppage because of a pay dispute. The day-long strike began at midnight.

The NIAS said its ability to deliver an emergency service would be affected.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said 999 calls will be responded to, but warned that the combined impact of the stoppage and work-to-rule action would hit response times.

Credit: Belfast Telegraph

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