Mind your head

As part of the ongoing review into the uniform currently being worn by employees in our service, members of a small working party met at RAF Wattisham on 27 February 2019. The purpose of the visit was to observe crews of the Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service as they underwent practical refresher training in the extrication of persons from road traffic incidents.

Voting for Unison branch officers positions open

Voting for UNISON Branch Officers Positions open.     Hopefully you will have had a letter arrive in the post this week from the electoral reform commission asking you to vote for contested UNISON Branch Officers for the East of England Ambulance Service Branch.   This is an important election for members as your vote […]

H&S Post bag March

The ambulance service is experiencing a constantly high level of calls via the 999 system on a daily basis (except it would seem on the days of action by the Junior Doctors) and we only have a finite number of crews and vehicles.

Ambulance seatbelts

It has been noted and commented on that a certain level of doubt exists regarding what is Fact and what is Fiction with regard to the safe conveyance of persons on our ambulances.

Ambulance design update

Unison Health & Safety has been working closely with the Trust for over two years on the design and development of our next generation front line ambulance. During this time, four concept ambulances were produced and members of staff were afforded the opportunity to become further engaged by road testing the ambulances

Branch AGM details

Branch Agm 2019 details The EEAST branch will hold “aggregate” AGM meetings for 2019. They will be held on the following dates and venues and times:- Friday 22nd March 7pm Meeting Room 1 Trumpington Meadows Primary School Kestrel Rise Trumpington Cambridge CB2 9AY   Wednesday 27th March 7pm Seacole 1+2 UNISON Regional Office Church Lane […]

Unison remain concerned Staff survey

UNISON remain concerned by a number of the responses from the staff survey at EEAST. The full report for ambulance trusts can be found here:-http://www.nhsstaffsurveys.com/Page/1074/Latest-Results/Ambulance-Trusts/   We’re sure you wont be surprised by the results and neither is UNISON – long hours, staff shortages and the mental demand of the job place an enormous burden […]

Holiday pay update

UNISON has been working with EEAST around the National Ambulance Strategic Partnership Forum (NASPF) National Agreement on Holiday Pay.

UNISON takes HCPC fees campaign to parliament

UNISON has taken its campaign against the proposed 18 per cent hike in registration
fees by the HCPC to MPs and peers.

Update on EEAST’s “Building Better Rotas” Project.

The biggest workplace issue facing our members working in emergency response last year was the rota review project the Trust called “Building Better Rotas”.