Lots of UNISON members in the list of staff that received awards at the EEAST annual awards.

Lots of UNISON members in the list of staff that received awards at the EEAST annual awards. Please see the link below that was added to NTK last week following the EEAST staff awards. Many of the staff that received awards are UNISON members. Well done to these members who have been recognised for care, […]

Fiat training and familiarising new work equipment.

Following the roll out and commencement of training on the new Fiat ambulances, Unison Health & Safety has received a high number of contacts raising concerns and issues relating to the variations in training which suggests a lack of consistency across the service. Before tackling the questions relating to the training it is most important […]

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 […]

Health & Safety Postbag September 2019

Health & Safety Postbag – September 2019 Concerns have been raised that high numbers of road staff are failing to complete the VDI checklists at the start of their shifts or at later stages of the shift when time allows. These checklists form the basis of vehicle audits and should be completed. If not completed […]

Holiday pay dispute verdict

NHS staff who regularly do extra hours can celebrate a landmark court victory ensuring their extra work is taken into account when their holiday pay is calculated, UNISON says today. The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a paramedic and 12 of his colleagues who all work for the East of England Ambulance […]

Health and safety update 6th June 2019

Early Intervention Vehicle (EIV): Crews have raised concerns about the specification of their vehicle, including lack of space to store equipment and the heat in the crew cab. This matter is being addressed by an EIV meeting in June and involvement of EIV crews in the design of the next generation EIV vehicle to ensure […]

Retired members conference

This years Retired Members Conference will be held on the 1st & 2nd of October 2019 at Southport. We are entitled to send two retired members as delegates to this conference, one general seat i.e., a male or female and one female. If anybody would like to attend conference this year please let me know […]

“Make ready” Depots update

You may have read on Need to Know that work is well underway on a number of the trusts ‘Make Ready’ Depots.

Specialist Paramedics Update – Working towards pay uplift.

naspf letter to JEG chairs This short web update is to confirm that a representative from UNISON EEAST and the Regional Organiser in Eastern Region are meeting with Marcus Bailey this week to discuss the various specialist Paramedic roles at EEAST. Please also note that on 7th May 2019 UNISON nationally raised again with the […]

Unison Health Conference 2019

Unison Health Conference was held in Bournemouth from the 8th to 10th April this year.

A conference with Mental Health, Staff Shortages and Stress being at the forefront, as sickness

rises and individuals continue to leave