EAC – Band 5 Job Evaluation

We have again today written to the LAS management to request progress on the resolution of the disparity between the EAC current pay band and the result of the Job Evaluation panel that took place last week. As we wrote back in April we have been campaigning to the LAS management for some time that the development of the EAC role since its inception has got to a point that…

Offers for UNISON members

We want to say thank you to our existing members as we Go for Growth – and welcome the new recruits who sign up this month. So once more, we’ve negotiated some time-limited special offers that’ll get you money off, just for being a UNISON member. These will run throughout May and include money-saving offers on holidays, days out, eye care and savings. Click here to visit our offers page…

UNISON response to the introduction of National ambulance vehicle specification for English NHS ambulance trusts

On 1 April 2019, NHS Improvement introduced new national ambulance vehicle specifications and all new ambulances purchased need to be in line with these. More information on the specifications can be found here. UNISON recognises that there is too much variation between ambulance vehicles in the English ambulance services and a more joined up approach would be beneficial to the NHS. However, we are concerned that as part of the…

UNISON National Executive Council Elections – Your Voice Your Vote

It’s time to choose who speaks for you on UNISON’s national executive council. You’re hard at work keeping our vital public services running, and leading busy lives with your family and friends. So, now’s your chance to elect the people who’ll speak up on your behalf over the next two years. Our branch has nominated: Eddie Brand Cynthia Adjei Joann Marren What’s the election for? All seats are up for…

Update on EAC Role

Over the last year London Ambulance UNISON Branch have on numerous occasions raised the issue that our TEAC/EAC members have seen significant changes to the job role that was first agreed and matched to band 4 in 2014. The significant changes being: The knowledge, skills and experience required for the EAC role is now equal to a level 4 qualification due to the increase in clinical education through Core Skills…

National ambulance vehicle specification for English NHS ambulance trusts

The consultation for the new National ambulance vehicle specification for English NHS ambulance trusts has now concluded. NHS Improvement have published the consultation response document that you can download here. They have also published the new national specification that you can download here.

LAS UNISON AGM

Yesterday (20th March) we held our Annual General Meeting at UNISON centre in Euston. We had a terrific turnout and we would like to thank all the members who turned up last night. Disappointingly we were just a few short of being quorate. This year, Branch officer reports were put together in a colourful booklet. You can download a PDF copy here. Branch Officers presented their reports and an overview…

LAS UNISON response to Annual Leave Proposal

Today LAS UNISON have formally responded to the proposal on annual leave arrangements made in January by the LAS management. As expected, we have, as a Branch, rejected the proposal. We recognise that the arrangements reflect a marked reduction in the working conditions for our frontline members and through consultation with members by our elected reps across the service we also recognise the huge strength of feeling from members against…

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