NSW paramedics on strike

NSW Ambos

Residents across the South Coast will not be able to regularly access ambulance paramedics on Thursday 6th June.

New South Wales paramedics will go on strike despite being ordered not to take industrial action, their union has declared.

"We've been in the Industrial Commission and we've had orders put upon us to refrain from taking any strike, action or industrial, action," Health Services Union secretary Gerard Hayes told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

The strike means that paramedics will attend urgent, cases (known as lights and sirens), but won't be attending less serious incidents such as a broken arm.

Regular paramedic services will be returning across NSW tomorrow.

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