Rest Breaks – August Update

Dear UNISON Member, As you may be aware over the last year we have met with London Ambulance Senior Management about the ongoing issue of Rest Breaks. The reason it has gone on for so long is because of a number of factors. These include changes in senior managers and the major incidents that have affected London recently. We have been meeting periodically but confirm that these discussions have now…






Rest Breaks & NQP Update

News from your Branch Secretary and Chair to keep you posted on a couple of things.  Along with the many, many issues our many, many brilliant reps are dealing with currently, a couple of bigger ticket issues that are taking up a lot of mine and Eddie’s time is Rest Breaks and NQP/Paramedic changes. Eddie and I have been invited to quite a few meetings with our senior management in…






NHS PAY AWARD 2017/18

Consultation and response to Health Service Group Dear LAS UNISON branch member, The NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) has recommended a 1% consolidated pay increase for all NHS Staff on Agenda for Change contracts. The Government has accepted the recommendation and pay for NHS staff will be increased from 1 April 2017. This is the consultation on how UNISON should respond. We want to know how members in our branch…






EMT4 Pay Cap

Yesterday (22 March) our Branch Secretary, Eddie Brand, wrote to the LAS management to request that EMT4’s pay cap in band 5 is removed and they are now allowed to move through to the top of band 5. This letter was sent in the morning and was due to be published on our website the same day but due to the events that unfolded we felt it appropriate to delay this…






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…






NEC pays tribute to Eric Roberts

‘We should make Eric proud by continuing on in the union – let’s make and keep this the best union’ “Eric Roberts was our president – and he was someone who looked after people. He was a friend and he was more than a friend to so many of us,” a sombre UNISON executive heard this morning. (7 Dec) General secretary Dave Prentis opened the London meeting with a tribute…






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,…






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….






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