Around 500 members will strike on December 19th

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has confirmed that its ambulance personnel members are to go on strike next month.

Around 500 of its members will hold a national day of strike action on Wednesday December 19th.

This will include staff such as paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians. 

They're taking the action in a row over union recognition and the deduction of union subscriptions. 

Staff around the country will stop work that Wednesday from 7am to 5pm.

The action marks a significant escalation in a dispute which began in October.  

Ambulance workers represented by SIPTU are not involved in the action.