Health & Safety Postbag September 2019

Health & Safety Postbag – September 2019 Concerns have been raised that high numbers of road staff are failing to complete the VDI checklists at the start of their shifts or at later stages of the shift when time allows. These checklists form the basis of vehicle audits and should be completed. If not completed […]

Holiday pay dispute verdict

NHS staff who regularly do extra hours can celebrate a landmark court victory ensuring their extra work is taken into account when their holiday pay is calculated, UNISON says today. The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a paramedic and 12 of his colleagues who all work for the East of England Ambulance […]

Health and safety update 6th June 2019

Early Intervention Vehicle (EIV): Crews have raised concerns about the specification of their vehicle, including lack of space to store equipment and the heat in the crew cab. This matter is being addressed by an EIV meeting in June and involvement of EIV crews in the design of the next generation EIV vehicle to ensure […]

Retired members conference

This years Retired Members Conference will be held on the 1st & 2nd of October 2019 at Southport. We are entitled to send two retired members as delegates to this conference, one general seat i.e., a male or female and one female. If anybody would like to attend conference this year please let me know […]

“Make ready” Depots update

You may have read on Need to Know that work is well underway on a number of the trusts ‘Make Ready’ Depots.

Specialist Paramedics Update – Working towards pay uplift.

naspf letter to JEG chairs This short web update is to confirm that a representative from UNISON EEAST and the Regional Organiser in Eastern Region are meeting with Marcus Bailey this week to discuss the various specialist Paramedic roles at EEAST. Please also note that on 7th May 2019 UNISON nationally raised again with the […]

Unison Health Conference 2019

Unison Health Conference was held in Bournemouth from the 8th to 10th April this year.

A conference with Mental Health, Staff Shortages and Stress being at the forefront, as sickness

rises and individuals continue to leave

Voting for Unison branch officers positions open

Voting for UNISON Branch Officers Positions open.     Hopefully you will have had a letter arrive in the post this week from the electoral reform commission asking you to vote for contested UNISON Branch Officers for the East of England Ambulance Service Branch.   This is an important election for members as your vote […]

Branch AGM details

Branch Agm 2019 details The EEAST branch will hold “aggregate” AGM meetings for 2019. They will be held on the following dates and venues and times:- Friday 22nd March 7pm Meeting Room 1 Trumpington Meadows Primary School Kestrel Rise Trumpington Cambridge CB2 9AY   Wednesday 27th March 7pm Seacole 1+2 UNISON Regional Office Church Lane […]

Unison remain concerned Staff survey

UNISON remain concerned by a number of the responses from the staff survey at EEAST. The full report for ambulance trusts can be found here:-http://www.nhsstaffsurveys.com/Page/1074/Latest-Results/Ambulance-Trusts/   We’re sure you wont be surprised by the results and neither is UNISON – long hours, staff shortages and the mental demand of the job place an enormous burden […]