Pay rise for NHS staff in England

Members vote overwhelmingly in favour of three year deal UNISON members working for the NHS in England have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three year pay deal and changes to the NHS pay structure negotiated by UNISON and the other 13 NHS unions. All 14 NHS unions have been consulting their members on pay and […]

Staff meeting with West Essex PTS and leadership of EEAST

Staff meeting with West Essex PTS staff and leadership of EEAST A large number of PTS staff met with a number of Directors and HR on the evening of Wednesday 30th May to discuss the West Essex PTS contract being provided by EEAST . The length of the contract was set out with the staff operational hours staying the same […]

Deloitte governance review. – EEAST staff – have your say

EEAST staff – have your say. Deloitte is the company commissioned to undertake a governance review of EEAST by NHS Improvement (NHSI).  All EEAST staff have been emailed a link to the survey (which as staff UNISON are encouraging you to complete). This is a standard survey Deloitte use for reviews. The survey is only open for […]

Service Delivery Management Restructure.

Service Delivery Management Restructure. The EEAST is currently undergoing a consultation proposing changes to the service delivery management structure. This will affect a number of employees. UNISON has made representations to the trust regarding the proposals. UNISONs EEAST Managers rep Tristan Ravenscroft as well as Managers in Partnership Regional Organiser George Shepherd have raised a number […]

THEMATIC REVIEW OF 22 SERIOUS INCIDENTS within the East of England Ambulance.

THEMATIC REVIEW OF 22 SERIOUS INCIDENTS within the East of England Ambulance. In response to: UNISON as the recognised Trade Union working with the East of England Ambulance service welcome the transparency of the Thematic review of 22 Serious Incidents (SIs) over an extremely busy winter for NHS workers as reported at the Trust […]

Investment in hundreds of new staff and ambulances over three years.

Investment in hundreds of new staff and ambulances over three years.   UNISON response to announcement of increased funding following the Independent service review which gives funding for an extra 330 staff and 160 ambulances over the next three years. More funding for the East of England Ambulance Service is welcome. All parts of the […]

Rota changes – an update.

Rota changes – an update. Having been involved with the rota meetings where the issue of putting significant amounts of relief into all rota’s has been brought up– it appears that more relief will be part of rotas following the Rota redesign process . This is something that many UNISON members are very concerned about as […]

UNISON secures legal victory over holiday pay calculations

UNISON took a case on behalf of a group of ambulance workers to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in April. The case concerns the calculation of pay during annual leave. Recent case law (Lock vs British Gas, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts and others and Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and others) has improved the […]

NHS pay proposal update

The NHS Staff Council framework agreement proposal (NHS Pay) has now been released for some time and we have all had time to understand its complexities now, so we wanted to produce this overview. Health members nationally are currently being consulted and individually being asked to make a decision to accept or reject the offer. […]

Rota redesign update

UNISON has been attending meetings with the Trust to discuss rota redesign. The Trust has informed Unison that some core principles are not open to negotiation and these include; To change all rotas to include up to 60% relief. Review all flexible working arrangements. Give 30 days notice of the actual change/allocation to a Rota […]