Over the next few weeks, health workers' strikes in England and Wales are expected to get worse. More NHS employees are joining the strike at more trusts. .
The ambulance trust in Wales and seven out of the ten ambulance trusts in England will have a walkout on Monday.
Unite and the GMB are two unions that are involved. The Unite workers will then extend their ambulance strike into the following Tuesday and Wednesday in Wales.
A new pay offer of 14% over two years is now available in Scotland, where all health strikes have been suspended. .
The Border Force strike at Dover, Calais, Dunkirk, and the Coquelles Channel Tunnel Terminal is expected to end around 07:00 GMT on Monday morning. The Home Office advises travelers to anticipate delays.
The reasons why people are participating in strikes can be read about or seen in this report, and below is information on how it might affect you.
On Monday, ambulance workers in Wales and several parts of England will go on strike under the auspices of the Unite and GMB unions.
People are advised to call 999 in an emergency as the strike only impacts calls that are not life-threatening.
Even so, ambulances will still be dispatched to Category 1 emergencies, which include cardiac arrests and are the most life-threatening calls.
Transport will also be provided for patients who require timely treatment for conditions like cancer or kidney disease.
Category 2 emergencies, which include some strokes and severe burns, may require a longer wait time than usual for an ambulance.
The NHS suggests that.
- If you are critically ill, hurt, or fear for your life, dial 999.
- Call the 111 helpline, your neighborhood doctor, or the pharmacy for all other healthcare requirements.
- Keep appointments as scheduled. Anyone whose appointment needs to be rescheduled because of the strike will be contacted, according to the NHS.
At around 07:00 GMT on Monday, the four-day strike by Border Force employees will come to an end.
Only international inbound travel to the UK is impacted by the strike, and even after it is over, additional disruptions may occur.
The PCS union anticipated that 1,000 of its members at the Coquelles Channel Tunnel Terminal, the ports of Calais, Dunkirk, and Dover, would walk out over the course of the four days.
Although military personnel were not dispatched to France, civil servants and military personnel were trained to intervene and conduct border checks.
However, the government had issued a warning that people should get their families ready for longer lines at border controls.
It advised using e-gates whenever possible and confirming with operators before departing.
The Home Office denied assertions that strikes were a factor in the lengthy lines that coach passengers faced at Calais border crossings on Saturday as they attempted to return to the UK.
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