Nomination of UNISON branch Chair election.

Nomination of UNISON branch Chair election.   Thanks to all UNISON members in the EEAST branch that voted in the branch election prior to the 2020 branch AGM. The post of branch chair was elected by member ballot that closed at 5pm on Friday 28th February 2020. Following the count of the votes Mike Hill […]

NHS Ambulance Services Body Worn Camera Trials

NHS Ambulance Services Body Worn Camera Trials On Tuesday 28 January I attended a seminar in London on the Trial of Body Worn Cameras hosted by the NHS in conjunction with Rand Europe who are based in Cambridge and who will be carrying out the evaluation of the Trials. In June 2018, the Secretary of […]

Deployment of Ambulances To Stand-by Locations

As far as Unison Health & Safety is concerns there has been no consultation, engagement, conversations or agreements of late with regard to changing the existing agreements. Other than base stations and reporting posts the only two (2) alternative locations that ambulance crews can be assigned in order to provide stand-by cover are Response Posts […]

Are You Dying to Work Nights

Are You Dying to Work Nights As employees who work to a variety of shift patterns and Rotas, we all know the negative impact shift work can have, especially those staff working relief. Working shifts including nights has the potential to affect our physical and mental health and can also come at a personal emotional […]

December 2019 Newsletter

We’re going on the front foot – a message from Jess Micallef It was great to see so many reps turn up for our December activist forum, all committed to getting stuck in, building UNISON and standing up for East of England Ambulance Service employees. UNISON national ambulance officer Colm Porter joined us to talk […]

Ensuring the Principles of the Newly Qualified Paramedic Consolidation of Learning Programme are upheld.

UNISON working with EEAST under the disputes resolution process to ensure thePrinciples of the Newly Qualified Paramedic Consolidation of Learning Programmeare upheld.   UNISON have been made aware that a number of Newly Qualified Paramedics have some concerns that the national framework for the NQP preceptorship very clearly states that the progression from band 5 […]

East of England Ambulance Service newsletter

November 2019 Welcome to our new interim secretary Please join us in welcoming Jess Micallef as interim branch secretary. Bedfordshire lead rep Jess was elected to the vacant post at this month’s activist meeting and will take the helm until the AGM in March. Jess said: “It’s an honour to be elected to lead the […]

Confirmation around mandatory training, professional updates and travel to training.

Confirmation around mandatory training, professional updates and travel to training. The UNISON branch want to confirm to members the position around mandatory training, professional updates and travel to training away from contractual workplace. The learning and development policy https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/Policies/hr/learning-and-development-policy.pdf is clear that any mandatory training (section 8) is done either via PU for operational staff […]

Update on age discrimination following changes to the NHS Pension

Update on age discrimination following changes to the NHS Pension   The government have already excepted the outcome of the McCloud and Sergeant judgment (fire-fighters and judges case) and its application to all public sector pension schemes including the NHS scheme. A statement from the nhs Business service is here:-   https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/supreme-court-ruling-mccloud-and-sargeant NHS pension scheme […]

Deployment of Ambulances To Stand-by Locations

Deployment of Ambulances To Stand-by Locations As far as Unison Health & Safety is concerns there has been no consultation, engagement, conversations or agreements of late with regard to changing the existing agreements. Other than base stations and reporting posts the only two (2) alternative locations that ambulance crews can be assigned to provide stand–by […]