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NI strike: Union outrage as Ambulance Service declares 'major incident'

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service has declared a "major incident", meaning industrial action by paramedics was called off.

The move came on Thursday night, with management saying they were forced to take the measure "to maintain a safe level of ambulance cover".

However, unions have reacted angrily with Unite accusing management of "pulling a stunt".

BBC News NI Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.

  • 13 Mar 2015
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