Trust Relief Policy update

Following Unison raising this at SPF in November and more locally in a number of areas the following statement has now appeared on Need to Know: Trust Relief Policy  It has come to our attention that some employees may have concerns in circumstances when the planning regarding relief elements is not as they expected it to be […]

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 […]

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, […]

Confirmation around mandatory training, professional updates and travel to training.

Confirmation around mandatory training, professional updates and travel to training. The UNISON branch want to confirm to members the position around mandatory training, professional updates and travel to training away from contractual workplace. The learning and development policy https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/Policies/hr/learning-and-development-policy.pdf is clear that any mandatory training (section 8) is done either via PU for operational staff […]

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 […]

Deployment of Ambulances To Stand-by Locations

Deployment of Ambulances To Stand-by Locations As far as Unison Health & Safety is concerns there has been no consultation, engagement, conversations or agreements of late with regard to changing the existing agreements. Other than base stations and reporting posts the only two (2) alternative locations that ambulance crews can be assigned to provide stand–by […]

Branch Secretary update – SEMT and Senior Paramedic Pay progression

Following an issue raised over incremental pay, the Trust has today confirmed (31st October 2019) that Senior EMTs and Senior Paramedics will progress to the top of their banding, in keeping with the National guidance from NHS Employers. 6.19 I work for a trust where a local agreement caps my pay at a particular pay […]

Unison secures pay boost for advanced Paramedics

UNISON secures pay boost for advanced paramedics Advanced paramedics at the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) will enjoy a pay rise worth thousands of pounds thanks to the hard work of local UNISON reps. They will move up a band in the pay scales following an agreement with the Trust which also means […]

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 […]