Across the 2 days of Trust Clinical Briefing days at Newmarket, 4 of the Unison EEAST branch reps currently undertaking block time attended to represent the branch.
Following the Staff Partnership Forum held at EEAST HQ yesterday.(Wednesday 3 October.) UNISON reps John Hammond, Michael Whitcombe, Jes Micallef and Graham Hillman attended for UNISON alongside me. As you may expect, the meeting was dominated by the issue of Building Better Rotas and discussions around an employer-wide Relief Policy. I wanted to update UNISON […]
As part of Unison’s commitment to partnership working we will be running a stand at the Trust’s Clinical Briefing Day.
UNISON applauds crackdown on violence against emergency workers
Anyone who attacks emergency service workers – including ambulance staff.
The Trust authorised a small group to review the current items of uniform clothing and earlier this year we completed a comprehensive risk assessment which covered where we work, the terrain, environments, weather conditions, the tasks we undertake such as lifting, twisting, turning, standing, sitting, driving; the group also took into consideration the needs for […]
Branch health & safety officer Jeff Pittman explains the use of mediation in the workplace Mediation does not form part of any formal disciplinary, grievance or Dignity At Work process but can be utilised to resolve workplace issues between individuals. The purpose of mediation is not to establish who is right or wrong, it […]
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) have recently decided the appeal of a case . You can read the judgement at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/employment-appeal-tribunal-decisions/mr-n-flowers-and-others-v-east-of-england-ambulance-trust-ukeat-0235-17-joj The outcome is that the average of both shift overrun overtime (known as non-guaranteed overtime) and voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation of holiday pay. This is to […]
In response to various media reports around the EEAST looking into options that may increase the use of Community First Responders (CFRs) UNISONs position is that “Community First Responders play an important role – particularly in rural areas. However Ambulance Trusts across England have not had sufficient funding in recent years and there are simply […]
Please can UNISON members complete this survey. Please go to the related links and go to the link to Survey. On 25th July members were sent an email with a link to an on-line survey in connection with the rota redesign project. The platform used to create the survey will not allow the filtering of multiple […]