EMT Pay Journey Update

Pay Journey Update Union membership is an integral part of the foundation that makes collective bargaining like this both possible and, in our case, so effective. With over 4000 members, LAS UNISON is the biggest ambulance branch of the biggest union in the UK. It is as a direct result of this strength and unity […]

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RE: DCA OVERTIME BULLETIN

Yesterday, (Thursday 05/03/20) We met with Senior Management to raise our concerns regarding the Bulletin that was sent out on (Wednesday 04/03/20 DCA Overtime Bulletin) We appreciate our service is under tremendous pressure with Covid19 calls, but to treat our overworked members as set out in the above bulletin was not helpful, unfair and in […]

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NHSE reviewing patient transport contracting after string of failures

NHS England has ordered a review into the cost of patient transport services and the way they are commissioned, following a string of market failures. Simon Stevens last week told the Healthwatch annual conference in Birmingham that the probe, expected to last a year, would act on concerns raised by patients. Clinical commissioning groups commission […]

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The NHS Pay Deal – Year 2

Recap of the three-year deal in England In 2018 the NHS Staff Council agreed to reform the NHS pay structure over a three-year period covering April 2018 to March 2021. This reform delivered the following: Won the argument that the top of the band was the full rate for the job Secured an additional £4.2 […]

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Rest Break Policy – End of Shift Arrangements

As you are well aware the LAS bulletin on the 18th December 2017 announced the new rest break policy. As described in the bulletin, work has since been ongoing between myself as the nominated staff side Trade Union lead and Craig Harman as the management lead to resolve the issues at the end of shifts […]

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How UNISON changed the law: the story behind our success

How UNISON won the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law On Wednesday 26 July, a grey and rainy morning, UNISON members and staff gathered outside the Supreme Court in London, awaiting the outcome of a four-year legal battle. UNISON has been fighting the government in court over a vital component […]

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