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: https://www.gov.uk/employment-appeal-tribunal-decisions/mr-n-flowers-and-others-v-east-of-england-ambulance-trust-ukeat-0235-17-joj   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 […]

Rota Survey

Please can UNISON members complete this survey. Please go to the related links and go to the link to Survey. On 25th July members were sent an email with a link to an on-line survey in connection with the rota redesign project. The platform used to create the survey will not allow the filtering of multiple […]

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  

Building Better Rotas – Update

UNISON as the recognised trade union at EEAST remain a stakeholder and in discussions around employers proposed changes to Rotas. One of the core principles from the employer are to develop rotas in consultation with UNISON. The lead manager of the project has now made contact with UNISON reps that the employer are engaging with to try […]

Annual leave update

The trust have put together a number of FAQs around the decrease in the number of staff that are able to take annual leave from the end of November 2018 to April 2019.

“Imposed” changes to annual leave policy.

“Imposed” changes to annual leave policy. UNISON are concerned with the EEAST position regarding the proposed changes to the annual leave policy. That is currently a popular subject on the NTK intranet website. https://ntk.eastamb.nhs.uk/news/annual-leave-policy-update.htm The Annual leave policy (Version 11.0 June 2017) that is in place has been agreed between UNISON and EEAST is here:- […]

Pay rise for NHS staff in England

Members vote overwhelmingly in favour of three year deal UNISON members working for the NHS in England have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three year pay deal and changes to the NHS pay structure negotiated by UNISON and the other 13 NHS unions. All 14 NHS unions have been consulting their members on pay and […]

Staff meeting with West Essex PTS and leadership of EEAST

Staff meeting with West Essex PTS staff and leadership of EEAST A large number of PTS staff met with a number of Directors and HR on the evening of Wednesday 30th May to discuss the West Essex PTS contract being provided by EEAST . The length of the contract was set out with the staff operational hours staying the same […]

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 […]