UNISON London ambulance staff raise thousands for frontline workers

Sales of a commemorative badge created by two UNISON London Ambulance Service (LAS) staff have raised more than £50,000 for charities providing mental health and financial support to frontline staff, says the union today (Monday 27 July). Jason Clelland, an emergency medical technician and UNISON rep, and incident response officer Matt James, designed the badge […]

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Time to give a fair pay rise to all public service workers

Investment in staff and public services will boost the economy Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that around 900,000 public service workers – including teachers, police and the armed forces – will get a backdated pay increase, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today (Tuesday): “The dedication and hugely important part played by all NHS, care, council, police […]

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Step up, stand up and speak out against racism

The murder of George Floyd and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities has focused attention on inequality and racism. UNISON head of equality Gloria Mills looks at the union’s role The murder of George Floyd in the US and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities in the UK have focused attention […]

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NEC told: ‘We will hold government to account on COVID-19’

First remote national executive council hears tributes to UNISON members who have lost their lives during the coronavirus crisis Supporting our members during the coronavirus pandemic has been UNISON’s mission during the current crisis – but we will also be their voice to hold this government to account, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis told the […]

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Loss of a much loved member of LAS UNISON last week

On Friday 29th May 2020 we lost another London Ambulance UNISON member and Romford Ambulance Station Emergency Medical Technician, Jamie Lamb after a short illness in hospital. Jamie was a much loved member of Staff not only at Romford but across North East London, Jamie was approaching his 25th year in the LAS. A larger […]

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Support for family and friends of deceased members

We are so saddened to hear of members dying from COVID-19, including so many who have died in the line of duty, as they try to help others in this unprecedented time. We want you to know that if you’re the family or friend of a UNISON member that has died, we’re here to help. […]

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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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