UNISON rep supports member at appeal and member is reinstated.

Lindsay Ward pictured) and the member she represented have agreed for the below case to be added to the branch website as a news story. “I have been a Unison representative for the South Cambs area for now some years, of which I thoroughly enjoy helping our members within the local area with advice and […]

Drivers responsibilities

Drivers Responsibilities   The Mandatory Roadworthy Checks (MRCs) are what the drivers of vehicles in the UK are legally required to carry out before they take their vehicle onto the highway. The Vehicles Daily Inspections (VDIs) are the corporate checks that employers require their employees to carryout in order to confirm that the vehicle has […]

Outcome of UNISON EEAST survey following the training of staff to use the new fiat ambulances

Outcome of UNISON EEAST survey following the training of staff to use the new fiat ambulances.     Following concerns from some UNISON members that some of the training prior to staff using  he new Fiat Ambulances UNISONs EEAST branch agreed to survey members on how they found the training.   The results are now […]

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. […]

NHS Ambulance Services Body Worn Camera Trials

NHS Ambulance Services Body Worn Camera Trials On Tuesday 28 January I attended a seminar in London on the Trial of Body Worn Cameras hosted by the NHS in conjunction with Rand Europe who are based in Cambridge and who will be carrying out the evaluation of the Trials. In June 2018, the Secretary of […]

Deployment of Ambulances To Stand-by Locations

As far as Unison Health & Safety is concerns there has been no consultation, engagement, conversations or agreements of late with regard to changing the existing agreements. Other than base stations and reporting posts the only two (2) alternative locations that ambulance crews can be assigned in order to provide stand-by cover are Response Posts […]

Are You Dying to Work Nights

Are You Dying to Work Nights As employees who work to a variety of shift patterns and Rotas, we all know the negative impact shift work can have, especially those staff working relief. Working shifts including nights has the potential to affect our physical and mental health and can also come at a personal emotional […]

EEAST BME Network Meeting

EEAST BME network meeting. UNISON EEAST Black members officer Glenn Carrington that attends the EEAST BME network said “It is encouraging to see that the EEAST are taking equality seriously and have set up the BME network across the employer. The Network has agreed its terms of reference and is looking to set up its […]

PTS Stretcher guidance

Patient transport service staff (PTS) It has been brought to our attention within UNISON that some controllers have requested walking patients or escorts use the stretcher as a seat when they have no clinical need. Further there have been reports that members of staff have been asked to use the stretcher in order to increase […]

Meal break guidance for PTS Staff

Please see the guidance for patient transport service staff who have questioned their meal breaks. UNISONS position is that all staff should be getting a break and the best way to do this is organise this with control. For information 1. There is no pts meal break policy within the trust. 2. There is a […]