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 […]

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).