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Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action
The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.
500 ambulance staff have gone on strike today in a row over union recognition
Contingency plans during the strike include the deployment of defence forces ambulances.
Ambulance service staff to take industrial action over union rights
The National Ambulance Service Representative Association has said its members have voted by nearly 98% in favour of industrial action.
Paramedics say new lunch arrangements 'show no regard for them'
“These rules would not be tolerated in any other section of the workforce.”
Paramedics at one of Dublin's busiest hospitals say they're not being sent out on calls
Members of ambulance union NASRA are opposed to a change in roster.
"Impossible response times" being demanded from paramedics
NASRA made the comments after figures showed that ambulances spent 8,000 hours parked outside hospitals in April.
'Serious concerns' about risks for HSE paramedics sent to incidents alone
Figures provided to show there were almost 3,500 instances of this in a six month period.
Targets for ambulance response times 'impossible' to meet
Cutbacks in the number of personnel and vehicles have caused ‘serious delays’, according to the The National Ambulance Service Representative Association