Paramedic Banding Update – Band 6 Profile Publication

Joint Ambulance Trade Union Statement 15 November 2016 Paramedic banding update – Band 6 profile publication In September we announced that the NHS Staff Council had agreed to publish a new Band 6 paramedic profile along with technical guidance from JEG to help local matching panels evaluate their current paramedic roles. It has taken a little longer than hoped but we are very pleased to welcome the publication the profile…

Paramedic Banding – Joint Trade Union Statement

Joint Ambulance Trade Union Statement 19 September 2016 Paramedic banding update For the last 18 months, UNISON, GMB and Unite, 3 of the trade unions representing the majority of ambulance workers, have been engaged in discussions with employers looking at problems with recruitment and retention of ambulance staff – importantly the banding of paramedics. In June 2016, we wrote to you with the results from our indicative ballots of ambulance…

Time to Talk about Pay

Preparation for new pay round gets underway Following the miserly 1% award for all NHS staff in 2016/17, UNISON’s health conference set out a clear strategy for the union’s pay campaign in the coming year. This includes:  campaigning for a change of pay policy to allow a fairer deal for hard-working NHS staff  making the case for a £10ph minimum, £1 an hour increase for all, and levelling…

Ambulance Workforce Issues – Joint Statement

Representatives of ambulance employers, trades unions and other national stakeholders met on 10 June to consider how to make further and more urgent progress on the workforce issues that have led to trades unions holding consultative ballots on possible industrial action. The parties are aware of the potential impact on patients of any form of industrial action that could be taken in the ambulance sector and remain committed to working…

2015/16 NHS Pay Settlement for Ambulance Staff – consultative ballot results

Joint Ambulance Trade Union Statement 03 June 2016 2015/16 NHS Pay Settlement for Ambulance Staff – consultative ballot results UNISON, GMB and Unite, 3 of the trade unions representing the majority of ambulance workers, have conducted consultative ballots of ambulance staff over the government’s failure to deliver on their promises to ambulance staff in England in 2015/16. The results are conclusive and show that ambulance staff in England will take…

AMBULANCE SERVICE INDUSTRIAL ACTION CONSULTATIVE BALLOT

“UNISON is holding an indicative ballot of ambulance staff over the failure of the government and employers to deliver on their promises made at the end of the 2014/15 strike action. A link will be sent directly to the email address we have on our records so you need to keep an eye out for it.

Ambulance workers to be balloted over pay

Ambulance staff, including paramedics, are to be balloted over whether they would be prepared to take industrial action over pay,UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis announced today (Monday). Speaking on the eve of the all-out junior doctors’ strike, he warned they will be next on the picket line unless Jeremy Hunt honours promises made a year ago to improve pay and conditions. In his speech to UNISON’s annual health conference in Brighton,…

NHS pay award 2016/17

The NHS Pay Review Body has recommended a 1% consolidated pay rise for all staff across the UK. In England and Scotland the Governments have accepted these and the pay award will be made from 1 April 2016.

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