Unison Health Conference 2019

Unison Health Conference was held in Bournemouth from the 8th to 10th April this year.

A conference with Mental Health, Staff Shortages and Stress being at the forefront, as sickness

rises and individuals continue to leave

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 […]

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”.

Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

EEAST is putting on Acas mediation training for a number of employees and has invited 4 UNISON reps to be trained. The ACAS 5 day Mediation training at the end of March and in April will give employees a certificate in workplace mediation and once trained trade union reps can assist in resolving workplace conflict and dispute.

EEAST managers have rights to good working conditions with Unison assistance available.

Tristan Ravenscroft (Unison Managers Rep) and UNISON, post campaigning on this overtime subject, would like to now confirm that if a band 7 LOM agrees to undertake any front line ambulance, or RRV shift overtime that is offered to them that they will be paid as per the new LOM overtime agreement at a band 7 rate with unsociable hours added (the same as all other staff).

Tax relief on your unison fees

I would like to make members aware that you can claim a % of tax relief on your unison fees .