Concept Ambulance on The Move North East Ambulance Service

As part of the new ambulance design programme we were afforded the opportunity to take type 3 and type 4 ambulances to our fellow ambulance crews in the North East of England

EEAST managers have rights to good working conditions with Unison assistance available.

Tristan Ravenscroft (Unison Managers Rep) and UNISON, post campaigning on this overtime subject, would like to now confirm that if a band 7 LOM agrees to undertake any front line ambulance, or RRV shift overtime that is offered to them that they will be paid as per the new LOM overtime agreement at a band 7 rate with unsociable hours added (the same as all other staff).

Tax relief on your unison fees

I would like to make members aware that you can claim a % of tax relief on your unison fees .

Member update on BBR and Relief policy following SPF 3/10/18

Following the Staff Partnership Forum held at EEAST HQ yesterday.(Wednesday 3 October.) UNISON reps John Hammond, Michael Whitcombe, Jes Micallef and Graham Hillman attended for UNISON alongside me. As you may expect, the meeting was dominated by the issue of Building Better Rotas and discussions around an employer-wide Relief Policy. I wanted to update UNISON […]

Clinical Briefing Day

As part of Unison’s commitment to partnership working we will be running a stand at the Trust’s Clinical Briefing Day.

UNISON applauds crackdown on violence against emergency workers

UNISON applauds crackdown on violence against emergency workers
Anyone who attacks emergency service workers – including ambulance staff.

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 […]