AAPs TO GET BAND 5 PAY UPLIFT AS A RESULT OF UNISON / TRUSTNEGOTIATIONS   We have been in discussions with Trust about the Senior EMT Pay band Agreement. We considered it to be unfair that the agreement was not being applied to AAPs despite the roles being very almost identical in their nature and […]

Mileage claims as covered by the relief policy

Mileage Claims as covered by the Relief Policy We have been made aware that Relief staff in some areas of the Trust are being refused payments for mileage contrary to the Relief Policy   2.Travel 2.1 Excess travel is travel from a staff member’s base location to an alternative place of work, excess mileage is […]

Meal break survey results

We asked you to tell us what you thought of proposed changes to the meal break arrangements and over 1300 of you completed the survey. If you want to know the results you can find them here Survey Results Click HERE

Are your membership details up to date

Dear Member, We are probably all guilty of forgetting to ensure that our Unison membership details are up to date. It’s easy to fill in a paper application or an online digital version and then push it to the back of our minds in the belief that we are covered for Unison Representation should we […]

Advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Staff (CEV)

UNISON advice for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable staff during lockdown   As Covid19 cases across the country increase and we enter into another lockdown this branch recognises that some staff will become increasinglyanxious about coming to work and the exposures they face. This is particularly true of those that were previously shielding and now fall into […]

Health and Safety Postbag Nov 2020

      Health and Safety Postbag – November 2020 2020 will be indelibly etched in our memory and talked about for years to come as we debate how Covid-19 radically affected our lives, how it infected thousands and claimed the lives of thousands across our nation; how the NHS faced its greatest challenges in […]

Changes to meal break arrangements

Meal Break Survey EEAST. Dear Colleague, The EEAST employer is currently undertaking a Quality and Cost Improvement Programme (QCIP) and have invited UNISON to engage with them over potential and proposed changes to the current Meal Break Arrangements.            https://eeas.unison.site/content/uploads/sites/104/2020/10/EEAST-Meal-Break-Arrangements1.pdf   Terms that the Trust would like to introduce include:- • […]

H&S Postbag October 2020

Unison Health & Safety Postbag September 2020 Every year there are over 5000 accidents in the UK involving transport in the workplace and the vast majority could have been avoided. Workplace transport involves any activity involving vehicles used in and around the workplace such as garages, loading / unloading bays and refuelling points. Around a […]

Black Members Latest news October 2020

October is Black History Month it is a time for us to elevate Black voices and celebrate Black communities’ contribution to life in Britain. Of course Black workers are essential to public services and to UNISON for all 12 months of the year, not just October, but this is an important opportunity to celebrate Black […]

Branch statement regarding CQC report

To all members, Please see this Branches statement regarding the CQC report and the Trust response  The Care Quality Commission’s report released today (30th September 2020) is highlycritical of the Trust Leadership. The report can be accessed at the following link https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/RYC It includes concerns that have been raised by UNISON representatives, such as the […]