Holiday pay update

UNISON has been working with EEAST around the National Ambulance Strategic Partnership Forum (NASPF) National Agreement on Holiday Pay.

UNISON takes HCPC fees campaign to parliament

UNISON has taken its campaign against the proposed 18 per cent hike in registration
fees by the HCPC to MPs and peers.

Update on EEAST’s “Building Better Rotas” Project.

The biggest workplace issue facing our members working in emergency response last year was the rota review project the Trust called “Building Better Rotas”.

Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

EEAST is putting on Acas mediation training for a number of employees and has invited 4 UNISON reps to be trained. The ACAS 5 day Mediation training at the end of March and in April will give employees a certificate in workplace mediation and once trained trade union reps can assist in resolving workplace conflict and dispute.

New Ambulance design the carter report

In November 2018 the NHSI (NHS Improvements) held a meeting with an invited guest list to consider a “standard” ambulance design for every ambulance service in the UK. Each service was invited to send two guests and to take their designed ambulance forward for consideration. In a nutshell, our latest ambulance which is currently on the production line was specifically excluded from the assessment process (nobody was even allowed to view it) and as a result NHSI is moving forward to introduce a van-conversion ambulance for all services with effect from Monday 1st April 2019. This is not a wind up or an early April Fools joke; it is reality.
Despite lengthy discussions having taken place between NHS Improvements and AACE, there has

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.