Clinical Briefing Day

As part of Unison’s commitment to partnership working we will be running a stand at the Trust’s Clinical Briefing Day.

UNISON applauds crackdown on violence against emergency workers

UNISON applauds crackdown on violence against emergency workers
Anyone who attacks emergency service workers – including ambulance staff.

Summer and winter clothing update

The Trust authorised a small group to review the current items of uniform clothing and earlier this year we completed a comprehensive risk assessment which covered where we work, the terrain, environments, weather conditions, the tasks we undertake such as lifting, twisting, turning, standing, sitting, driving; the group also took into consideration the needs for […]

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 […]

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.