Paramedic strike will run for 26 hours this weekend
Paramedics will go on strike for 26 hours this weekend over a long-running pay dispute.
Union GMB has announced that staff from the North West Ambulance Service - which covers Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester - will walk out for 26 hours from 6am on Saturday to 8am on Sunday.
They have already staged five strikes in recent weeks after a ballot of members saw more than 84 per cent of those who responded vote for strike action.
GMB represents more than a quarter of the North West's paramedics.