30 November day of action
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) has been notified by Unite and Unison of their intention to strike on Wednesday 30 November.
We are still in talks with all unions who acknowledge that this strike action is against the Government's proposals and not against SCAS. We are therefore working closely with our unions to ensure that critical care is not compromised.
We recognise the right of our employees to strike but need to maintain an essential service to the public. And so, in light of this action, we are working closely with all our partners and the public to help us reduce demand on the service.
According to Ian Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer: "I'd urge people to choose well and use the ambulance service wisely. Please only call us in an emergency.''
Contingency plans have been put in place to mitigate the adverse effects of the strike action and ensure the safety of our patients.
We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and take appropriate action.
28 November 2011