Ambulance workers are to vote on strike action in a dispute over pay.
A consultative ballot among members of the GMB union at Yorkshire Ambulance Service showed overwhelming support for a formal vote on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.
Ninety per cent of GMB’s almost 1,500 YAS members voted in favour of a walk out.
The GMB said paramedics and ambulance workers are angry over the Government’s 4% pay award, which leaves them facing “yet another massive real terms pay cut”.
GMB official Deanne Ferguson said: “Ambulance staff should not be worrying about how they’ll heat their homes this winter or feed their families, whilst carrying out a crucial service across our communities.
“The service is crumbling, and it is having an impact on everyone – it is only surviving because of the amazing workers holding it together, through goodwill.
“GMB members have had enough, they are angry – and that’s why they want to move to a formal ballot for strike action.
“GMB will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our members as we fight for an above inflation pay rise for our NHS heroes.”
Dates for a formal strike ballot will be announced in the coming days.