Ambulance workers now! Where will it end?

(14 Posts)
mountaintoclimb Mon 25-Apr-16 22:57:07

Now ambulance workers are to be balloted on whether they want to take industrial action over pay.
I'm worried that it's all getting out of hand with the public services.

DonkeyOaty Mon 25-Apr-16 23:01:04

Well let's hope the government sorts out decent pay and conditions. Our services providers such as junior docs, nurses, ambulance staff are amazing and deserve fair treatment.

BrexitentialCrisis Mon 25-Apr-16 23:01:37

'Getting out of hand'

Are you serious??

It's not like anyone is doing this for fun op.

There must be serious concerns with the conduct of this government if those of us who have signed the Hippocrates oath have to resort to this.

What do you suggest is done?

Sorry, don't mean to sound cross- am just sad sad

BrexitentialCrisis Mon 25-Apr-16 23:01:40

'Getting out of hand'

Are you serious??

It's not like anyone is doing this for fun op.

There must be serious concerns with the conduct of this government if those of us who have signed the Hippocrates oath have to resort to this.

What do you suggest is done?

Sorry, don't mean to sound cross- am just sad sad

BrexitentialCrisis Mon 25-Apr-16 23:03:16

Sorry- not having the best of times with my phone connection!

hippocratic I think I meant.

MyLlamasGoneBananas Mon 25-Apr-16 23:07:01

Don't worry the armed forces that several people on here happily slag off will probably jump in to meet demand. My husband and several.of his colleagues had a training course a few months ago in case of an ambulance strike so I suspect ambulance staff knew they were in the pipeline to get shafted by this government.

It will be consultants and nurses as well soon I suspect. Unfortunately the forces won't be able to step in there at all.

hownottofuckup Mon 25-Apr-16 23:09:14

Where will it end? With the current government not being re elected hopefully.

mountaintoclimb Mon 25-Apr-16 23:34:35

Brexit I'm very concerned. I don't understand your reaction to my op at all. What are you implying? I am just becoming more and more horrified at the whole Hunt/government/BMA debacle and now the same could happen between the government and the GMB/ambulance service.

Hownototfuckup, there are 4 years to go before another general election.

VertigoNun Mon 25-Apr-16 23:41:40

I guess this will go on and on.

Room101isWhereIUsedToLive Mon 25-Apr-16 23:44:16

Just been looking for a break down of how long we actually do have these people in power for. Can't find anything though.
Hopefully there will be a revolution in the mean time!

claig Tue 26-Apr-16 00:10:03

May 2020 is next election, I think

megletthesecond Tue 26-Apr-16 00:13:24

And they'll pull some sweeteners out the bag just in time for everyone to think they're big softies and will re-elect them.

megletthesecond Tue 26-Apr-16 00:14:34

7 may 2020 I think.

BrexitentialCrisis Tue 26-Apr-16 10:16:37

Sorry Mountain I misread what you meant- I thought you were implying that the doctors were out of hand and had to be stopped. (I'd had a long day.)

I'm just as horrified as you are. What would be lovely, generally, is if we had a cabinet like Canada's, where everyone has on the ground experience of the portfolio they manage. I just can't trust the word of Jeremy hunt over medical professionals who have trained for a decade and work in the service every day.

It's sad all round. I hope that everyone gets the care they need today and I hope this finds a resolution soon.

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