EEAST managers have rights to good working conditions with Unison assistance available.
Tristan Ravenscroft (Unison Managers Rep) and UNISON, post campaigning on this overtime subject, would like to now confirm that if a band 7 LOM agrees to undertake any front line ambulance, or RRV shift overtime that is offered to them that they will be paid as per the new LOM overtime agreement at a band 7 rate with unsociable hours added (the same as all other staff).
In the Q and A part of the consultation for the new LOM role, EEAST senior management team agreed to pay band 7 overtime when LOMs go out on ambulances or RRVs on any overtime – post Unison’s negotiations with them.
Previously, the old rank of DLOs was ‘moved’ onto DLO EEAST Bank contracts for overtime at band 6.
However that was until this new restructure to Leading Operations Managers that changed in October 2018 where they were expected to 50% of time be on front line ambulances and Rapid Response vehicles at normal band 7 rates of pay – during their normal working hours.
So, was it fair, if 50% of the time EEAST is paying band 7 for LOMs in their contractual hours is that they work on ambulances during their normal duties, to supervise and assess staff and deal with patients. Then when they go and do overtime, working with the same staff member, on the same ambulance and going to the same hospital – they get put on the old DLO EEAST bank contract and paid band 6? The answer is NO and the senior EEAST management team have now recognised this disparity and settled this issue of improving working conditions for the front line LOMs.
Unison Managers Rep