Nominations now in for branch officers, workplace stewards and health and safety reps.

Nominations now in for branch officers, workplace stewards and health and safety reps.   Nominations have now closed for branch officers, workplace stewards and health and safety reps in the EEAST branch. There is one contested branch officer position and members will be contacted in February 2020 via home addresses to vote in this election. […]

Branch AGM 2019 – nominations open

In line with the UNISON rule book and Branch rules and in line with the code of good branch practice each UNISON branch is required to elect reps and officers annually. The UNISON EEAST Branch AGMs will be held at two locations – one on 22 March and one the following week, with a venue in the […]

What is mediation?

  Branch health & safety officer Jeff Pittman explains the use of mediation in the workplace Mediation does not form part of any formal disciplinary, grievance or Dignity At Work process but can be utilised to resolve workplace issues between individuals. The purpose of mediation is not to establish who is right or wrong, it […]

Holiday Pay cases if you work overtime.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) have recently decided the appeal of a case .  You can read the judgement  at the following address:   The outcome is that the average of both shift overrun overtime (known as non-guaranteed overtime) and voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. This is to […]

UNISON position on use of volunteers

In response to various media reports around the EEAST looking into options that may increase the use of Community First Responders (CFRs) UNISONs position is that “Community First Responders play an important role – particularly in rural areas.  However Ambulance Trusts across England have not had sufficient funding in recent years and there are simply […]

New national T&C book published – Version 39

The national Agenda for Change terms and conditions book has now been published. Please find the documents attached that include:- afc_tc_of_service_handbook 2018 NHS-Terms-and-Conditions-of-Service-2018 Next-steps-for-organisations-web Band-1-9-structural-reform-over-the-three-year-deal  

UNISON Eastern Regions second Activist Summer School 13-17 August 2018

Attached is the flier advertising UNISON Eastern Regions second Activist Summer School 13-17 August 2018 at the Cambridge PDC, complete with crèche facilities to make access to these courses easier during the school summer holidays for those Activists with children. Please promote this week of different courses where you can & encourage members to apply – Any queries […]