Eric Roberts – Plans for memorial tribute

Following the sad and untimely death of UNISON’s president and LAS UNISON Branch Secretary, Eric Roberts, the General Secretary and the Presidential Team have proposed that UNISON should host an event in Eric’s memory as a tribute to his life and work. The NEC suggested that the event should be held on the 8th February, possibly in the afternoon in central London. This is a tentative date at this stage…






Remembering Eric

Since the sad news that our branch secretary and current UNISON President had passed away, we have been inundated with tributes & photos. Eric was a genuine lovely man who touched so many people right across the country and even across the world. We all knew within our branch just what Eric had done for the Ambulance Service but we did not know just how much he had done for…






Eric Roberts

It is with great sadness to inform our members that Eric Roberts, our branch secretary and UNISON president, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this afternoon (24 Nov 16) after being recently diagnosed with cancer. The entire branch is in shock and at this sad time our thoughts and love are with his family. Eric led our branch from the very beginning when UNISON was formed following the merger of NUPE,…






Update regarding progress towards implementation of Band 6 for Paramedics

Earlier this year LAS UNISON submitted a new Job Description that reflected the current working practices of an LAS Paramedic. We commenced local discussions in August. These discussions have been extremely constructive and we were close to reaching an LAS agreement. However, in October the service was advised by NHS Improvement that the national discussions to implement Band 6 were moving forward and the service was asked to align our…






Central & SE Sector launch Facebook Group

The branch is pleased to announce the launch of our latest Facebook group for members working in Central and South East Sectors. This follows our successful trial of a facebook group in the South West sector which now has 245 members. We also operate a branch facebook page. The difference between a group and a page is that our page is viewable by anyone even if not logged into facebook…






You’ll never walk alone with Eric

Eric Roberts looks forward to a year as the president of ‘the best union in the country’ It’s been a long and winding road, but for new UNISON president Eric Roberts, the journey from mending the Beatles’ drums to being the leading lay member of the “best union in the country” gives him the opportunity to be an ambassador who’ll make the members feel good about themselves and their union….






Eric Roberts becomes president of UNISON

On Friday 24 June 2016 at the UNISON national conference in Brighton, Eric Roberts, Branch Secretary of the London Ambulance Service UNISON branch became UNISON’s new president. He is joined on the presidential team by Carol Sewell and the newest vice president, Margaret McKee.     Eddie Brand, Branch Chair, Said “Eric is the first ambulance person to hold such a position. We are extremely proud and we know Eric will always put ambulance…






LAS UNISON Launch Newsletter

This month following the success of a local newsletter in the South West sector, we have launched a new service wide newsletter. This month we have also launched this our brand new website that we hope you enjoy. Paper copies of the newsletter are being distributed around the service now so keep an eye out for a copy in a messroom near you. If you don’t get a chance to…






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