Remembering Eric – A UNISON celebration of the life of Eric Roberts

The life of Eric Roberts, a lifelong servant of our union and of those in greatest need, will be celebrated at a UNISON event on Wednesday 8 February 2017. Our Branch Secretary and UNISON President, who passed away at the end of November, worked for the London Ambulance Service for 42 years and was the first UNISON member from the ambulance service to be elected as UNISON President. Eric was…






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…






Time to Talk about Pay

UNISON meets NHS Pay Review Body to give evidence on behalf of NHS staff We call for decent pay rise for all staff, including a return to UK pay and the living wage UNISON meets NHS Pay Review Body to make the case for fair pay UNISON has met with the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) to present evidence on behalf of UNISON members. We presented a clear case that…






New pay deal for paramedics

The role of a paramedic will be re-banded nationally, giving paramedics the opportunity to earn more as they progress. The Department of Health, NHS Employers and ambulance unions have agreed paramedics will be re-banded nationally from band 5 to band 6. This new deal will see paramedics in England move up the pay scale from band 5 to band 6 where appropriate. This is in recognition of the increasing responsibilities…






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…






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…






Young Workers Month

November is young workers’ month! We will be aiming to raise the profile of young workers and young UNISON members by recruiting and organising them to help us win better working conditions and build an even stronger union. UNISON survey: bullying and harassment of young workers 2016 Take our survey now by clicking here This survey is open to all young workers (not just UNISON members) under the age of…






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…






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