The East of England Ambulance Service has voted to join strikes, which have thus far been conducted by other ambulance services across the country.

According to the GMB union, the organisation - which covers Hertfordshire - had been the only service across the nation not to take part in the industrial action so far.


The strikes have been taking place due to a dispute over pay and staffing.

Approximately 1,000 members of the GMB union, working for the East of England Ambulance Service, have voted to strike.

GMB officials will now meet to discuss potential dates for the industrial action to take place.

GMB organiser Lola McEvoy said: "East of England was the only ambulance trust in the country not to have been on strike – that will now change.

“As industrial action spreads to all corners of England, the Scottish and Welsh Governments have begun constructive talks with the GMB and seen walkouts suspended.

“Ministers in England don’t seem to want to listen, leaving NHS workers and the English public being treated like second-class citizens.

“It’s simple – talk pay now and make a decent offer for this year. Our members and the public are waiting.”

A walkout has been planned by members of Unison for Friday (February 10).