GMB, the union for ambulance staff, is balloting paramedics in the North West for strike action in a long running pay dispute.
Paramedics working for North West Ambulance Service have waited patiently for the outcome of job re-evaluation going back more than 12 years says the union.
The industrial action ballot opens closes on May 3.
Mike Buoey, GMB Organiser, said:
“Our members have been astonishingly patient in waiting for their job to be re-evaluated for the years between 2005 to 2016.
“When this was finally completed two years ago, we re-entered into discussions with NWAS in good faith,, but they are refusing to budge.
“After almost 13 years, our members are now saying enough is enough.”