Celebrate and defend the NHS at 70

This year the NHS is 70 years old and that’s something worth celebrating! UNISON is proud to represent and celebrate the whole team of staff who work in the NHS. As the largest union in the NHS, we also know that there has never been a more important time for us to stand together and defend our health service against the policies of this government. That’s why we are asking…

Fundraising for Lesley Shaw

Lesley Shaw is a Paramedic UNISON member based at Croydon for many years, who suffered a devastating stroke at her home following a night shift. The stroke has left her with life changing disabilities and a just giving fund has been setup to make essential improvements to her house and her quality of life. At the last LAS UNISON branch meeting, we agreed to donate £500 as part of a…

TUC national demonstration: Step Up for Public Services

The TUC has called a national demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London. This is going to be a key moment in the fight for public services. We’ll show decision makers we’re scared for the public services we love – and the public are on our side. We won’t take the cuts and pay freezes lying down. This march is set to be a big one. UNISON, the TUC and…

NHS Pay Proposal – Branch Update

The NHS Staff Council framework agreement proposal was released last week and we have all had time to understand it’s complexities now, so we wanted to produce this overview from our LAS Branch perspective.  We are in an initial stage of consultation with our health members nationally ending mid April when we will individually be asked to make a decision. The ballot will be sent to all members that have…

Operational Management Restructure

Our Branch Chair has today attended the launch on the Operational Management Restructure. We will take some time to assess the accompanied consultation document and will respond in due course when we understand the implications to our members affected. Please contact your local rep if you are affected by these changes or have any questions.  

Annual General Meeting

This years LAS UNISON Branch AGM will be held @ 17.00 On WEDNESDAY 21st MARCH 2018 At the UNISON Centre 130 Euston Road London, NW1 2AY The UNISON Centre is on the Euston road in between Kings Cross & Euston stations. All LAS UNISON Members are invited to attend. Fares can only be claimed with a valid receipt. Buffet available after meeting. Please note the meeting starts at 17:00 Click here to…

Rest Break Policy – End of Shift Arrangements

As you are well aware the LAS bulletin on the 18th December 2017 announced the new rest break policy. As described in the bulletin, work has since been ongoing between myself as the nominated staff side Trade Union lead and Craig Harman as the management lead to resolve the issues at the end of shifts for frontline operational crews in particular late finishes after having a rest break. From the…

Inside the NHS’s winter crisis

The nation is in panic over the so-called ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS. But according to paramedic and LAS UNISON member Jason Anderson, such pressures have become “the norm” for health staff on the frontline Among the procedural messages that paramedic Jason Anderson and his ambulance colleagues receive on their onboard computers as they drive through London, one particular request from hospitals is becoming more and more frequent: Extreme pressure…

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