Unite's 24-hour stoppage coincides with a work-to-rule action staged by other ambulance staff
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Ambulance strike 'could lead to 999 delays'

A 24-hour strike by ambulance staff may lead to delays in 999 response times, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has warned.

The Unite union, which represents about 250 NIAS staff, is staging the stoppage because of a pay dispute. The day-long strike began at midnight.

The NIAS said its ability to deliver an emergency service would be affected.

BBC News NI's Ciara Riddell reports.

  • 06 May 2015