Trade Union Act 2016 – New regulations

New regulations on facility time and ‘check-off’ were introduced to the Westminster Parliament in March 2017. They require employers to calculate spending on facility time from 1 April 2017, and to report it publicly. Employers are not required to report on the individual unions involved nor on a breakdown of different trade union activities, and they should not name individual reps. However, the Trade Union Act still contains a „reserve‟…






NEC ELECTIONS

Dear London Ambulance UNISON Branch Members Ballot papers for this very important election should be sent to your homes address from Monday 3rd April. All branch members can vote for Community, Black, Young, Disabled and Greater London seats. Please take part in the internal democracy of your union. Your branch executive nominated the following candidates:- Community Female Seat Denise CHARLES Female Seat Black Members Kebba MANNEH Male Seat Elizabeth CAMERON…






Pay Award Announced

The government has today (28 March) announced that NHS staff in England will receive a consolidated pay increase of 1% from 1 April. The Welsh and Scottish governments have also awarded 1% while continuing to pay the Living Wage as a minimum. In Scotland there is also a £400 minimum pay rise for staff earning less than £22,000. There is no response to the pay recommendation yet in Northern Ireland. This…






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…






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