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 […]

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 […]

Branch Secretary update – SEMT and Senior Paramedic Pay progression

Following an issue raised over incremental pay, the Trust has today confirmed (31st October 2019) that Senior EMTs and Senior Paramedics will progress to the top of their banding, in keeping with the National guidance from NHS Employers. 6.19 I work for a trust where a local agreement caps my pay at a particular pay […]

Unison secures pay boost for advanced Paramedics

UNISON secures pay boost for advanced paramedics Advanced paramedics at the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) will enjoy a pay rise worth thousands of pounds thanks to the hard work of local UNISON reps. They will move up a band in the pay scales following an agreement with the Trust which also means […]

Retired Membership

Retired Membership If you are coming up towards retirement you can apply to become a lifetime retired member of our branch. There is normally a one off payment of £15.00 for retired membership; however our branch has decided to fund this payment for any of our retiring members It should be noted that the lifetime […]

Retired members conference October 2019

RETIRED MEMBERS CONFERENCE 2/October/2019 – Southport   Section ONE – Prioritised Motions MOTION 7 – NATIONAL INSURANCE AND THE STATE PENSION This was an appeal for fairness in the State Pension arrangements.   The Government must be pressed to increase the minimum State Pension for all to the level of the minimum income standard given […]