Branch AGM 2019 – nominations open

In line with the UNISON rule book and Branch rules and in line with the code of good branch practice each UNISON branch is required to elect reps and officers annually. The UNISON EEAST Branch AGMs will be held at two locations – one on 22 March and one the following week, with a venue in the […]

HCPC are proposing to increase fees

UNISON ambulance branches are encouraging all members to take part in UNISONS survey on the HCPC proposal to further increase its registration fees by a massive 18% from £90 to £106.

UNISON attended an Essex Police CPD day

UNISON attended an Essex Police Continued Professional Development training event for TRiM practitioners at Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea on Friday 12th October.

Unison Representatives attend Trust Clinical Briefing days.

Across the 2 days of Trust Clinical Briefing days at Newmarket, 4 of the Unison EEAST branch reps currently undertaking block time attended to represent the branch.

What is mediation?

  Branch health & safety officer Jeff Pittman explains the use of mediation in the workplace Mediation does not form part of any formal disciplinary, grievance or Dignity At Work process but can be utilised to resolve workplace issues between individuals. The purpose of mediation is not to establish who is right or wrong, it […]

Holiday Pay cases if you work overtime.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) have recently decided the appeal of a case .  You can read the judgement  at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/employment-appeal-tribunal-decisions/mr-n-flowers-and-others-v-east-of-england-ambulance-trust-ukeat-0235-17-joj   The outcome is that the average of both shift overrun overtime (known as non-guaranteed overtime) and voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. This is to […]

UNISON position on use of volunteers

In response to various media reports around the EEAST looking into options that may increase the use of Community First Responders (CFRs) UNISONs position is that “Community First Responders play an important role – particularly in rural areas.  However Ambulance Trusts across England have not had sufficient funding in recent years and there are simply […]

Rota Survey

Please can UNISON members complete this survey. Please go to the related links and go to the link to Survey. On 25th July members were sent an email with a link to an on-line survey in connection with the rota redesign project. The platform used to create the survey will not allow the filtering of multiple […]

New national T&C book published – Version 39

The national Agenda for Change terms and conditions book has now been published. Please find the documents attached that include:- afc_tc_of_service_handbook 2018 NHS-Terms-and-Conditions-of-Service-2018 Next-steps-for-organisations-web Band-1-9-structural-reform-over-the-three-year-deal  

Building Better Rotas – Update

UNISON as the recognised trade union at EEAST remain a stakeholder and in discussions around employers proposed changes to Rotas. One of the core principles from the employer are to develop rotas in consultation with UNISON. The lead manager of the project has now made contact with UNISON reps that the employer are engaging with to try […]