UK ambulance workers walk out, joining wave of strike action


              Ambulance workers take part in a strike in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers went on strike Wednesday, walking out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              Ambulance workers take part in a strike in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers went on strike Wednesday, walking out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              Ambulance workers take part in a strike in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers went on strike Wednesday, walking out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              A line of ambulances as ambulance workers strike in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers have gone on strike as they walked out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. The industrial action by paramedics, drivers and call handlers was the latest in a wave of strikes in recent months. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
            
              The flames from a brazier by a placard as ambulance workers stand on a picket line in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers have gone on strike as they walked out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. The industrial action by paramedics, drivers and call handlers was the latest in a wave of strikes in recent months. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
            
              Ambulances park as the workers take part in a strike in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers went on strike Wednesday, walking out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              Ambulances park as the workers take part in a strike in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers went on strike Wednesday, walking out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              Ambulance workers keep warm around a brazier as they stand on a picket line in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers have gone on strike as they walked out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. The industrial action by paramedics, drivers and call handlers was the latest in a wave of strikes in recent months.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
            
              An ambulance worker take part in a strike in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Around 25,000 U.K. ambulance workers went on strike Wednesday, walking out for the second time since December in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
            
              Ambulances wait outside the Royal London Hospital in east London, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Ambulance staff are set to strike again on Jan. 11 and 23, while nurses will do the same Jan. 18-19. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Ambulances wait outside the Royal London Hospital in east London, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Ambulance staff are set to strike again on Jan. 11 and 23, while nurses will do the same Jan. 18-19. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              FILE - A sign is held as nurses stand at a picket line outside Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, during what is expected to be a month of strikes by public service workers.  U.K. government ministers are meeting trade union leaders on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the rail network and strained the overburdened health system. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
            
              FILE - Nurses demonstrate towards passing traffic as they stand at a picket line outside the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, during what is expected to be a month of strikes by public service workers. U.K. government ministers are meeting trade union leaders on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 in a bid to end a wave of strikes that has hobbled the rail network and strained the overburdened health system. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
UK ambulance workers walk out, joining wave of strike action