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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Annual leave update

The trust have put together a number of FAQs around the decrease in the number of staff that are able to take annual leave from the end of November 2018 to April 2019.