Health and safety post bag June 2021

    Health and Safety Postbag – June 2021 During recent inspections carried out by Unison Safety Representatives, a number of issues were noted including the growing tendency for multi-pin adaptors to be used in offices and other work place areas.  The use of multi-pin adaptors can overload the sockets, affect cables and potentially cause […]

PTS Ambulance Alterations

PTS Ambulance Alterations During a design visit to Wilker Vehicle Converters on 2 June 2021, we reviewed PTS ambulance (YJ21 GKD) call sign 801 following a number of concerns raised by staff with regard to the location of fixtures within the rear patient saloon area. This is not a newly designed ambulance and the concerns […]

LAMP Covid testing trials

                                                                                                          “LAMP” – […]

Shoreline Safety

  Shoreline Safety   An incident has highlighted the risk that shorelines which lay on the ground, pose to members of staff if they become contaminated with dirt, moisture or become damaged. Estates is taking steps to install support posts at locations where shorelines are currently left lying on the ground when not attached to […]

Health and Safety Post Bag May 2021

Health and Safety Post Bag – May 2021 With the covid-19 restrictions starting to be reduced, members who have been working from home or “shielding” might be anxious about returning to their workplace after being away for a lengthy time during the pandemic. Some members may be worried that when return to return to the […]

Long term absence from work (blue light driving)

                                                                                  Long Term Absence from The Workplace I have been giving much thought to the […]

Roll out of the new iPad system

              Roll Out of the Trust iPad System There has been a lot of tea-room chatter about the new iPad system currently being issued across the Trust and Unison has been asked for clarification on where the system lays with regard to coming on-line and being fully rolled out. […]

Black Members Meeting

Dear member Following on from the recent Race for Equality survey that was sent out, Unison is organising a meeting for black members  to meet as a group as there was a lot of interest placed around this.  Any black members that would like to attend, please feel free to come along by following the […]

Joint statement from EEAST and UNISON on holiday pay

Joint statement from EEAST and UNISON on holiday pay   A national framework agreement has been agreed between employers and NHS trade unions in the context of ongoing litigation regarding the calculation of the payment which staff receive during a period of annual leave. A recent legal case found that staff may not have been […]

April National stress awareness month

     April: National Stress Awareness Month What’s the problem? The rate of work-related stress depression and anxiety has increased in recent years, and the last year has presented new challenges that have never been faced before. According to the Mental health Foundation, 74% of UK adults say that they have felt so stressed at […]