End of year Health and Safety report 2018

Memories of the extended summer have rapidly faded as the Scandinavian winds start chilling the landscape causing motorists to reassess their vehicle anti-freeze and load the car boot with blankets and shovels, pre-empting the issues of deep snow and gridlocked highways. It also serves as a timely reminder to look back over the past twelve months to see how we have progressed in the world of health, safety and welfare.
After several months of design and development, four different conceptual ambulances were produced each with a different patient saloon area configuration and with different stretchers & carry chairs for staff to

Branch AGM 2019 – nominations open

In line with the UNISON rule book and Branch rules and in line with the code of good branch practice each UNISON branch is required to elect reps and officers annually. The UNISON EEAST Branch AGMs will be held at two locations – one on 22 March and one the following week, with a venue in the […]

UNISON statement about the importance of members getting a break.

UNISON statement about the importance of members getting a break. There have recently been a number of messages and news stories about meal breaks for staff. UNISONs position is clear that there has been no agreement with the trust to change existing meal break arrangements. The Trust has confirmed that it continues to operate within […]

Health & Safety Postbag 3

Health and Safety Postbag – December 2018 With the year fast drawing to a close it is time to review and round up all the current issues: Conveyance of Patients in PTS Ambulances: Concerns have been raised with regard to the conveyance of patients in PTS ambulances which are not fitted with a stretcher. These […]

Concept Ambulance on The Move North East Ambulance Service

As part of the new ambulance design programme we were afforded the opportunity to take type 3 and type 4 ambulances to our fellow ambulance crews in the North East of England

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).

HCPC are proposing to increase fees

UNISON ambulance branches are encouraging all members to take part in UNISONS survey on the HCPC proposal to further increase its registration fees by a massive 18% from £90 to £106.

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 .

Health and Safety Post Bag 2

Health and Safety Post bag 2
18th October 2018

UNISON attended an Essex Police CPD day

UNISON attended an Essex Police Continued Professional Development training event for TRiM practitioners at Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea on Friday 12th October.