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…

LAS EMT4 Management Proposal Update

LAS UNISON have today responded to the EMT4 management proposal.  We have consulted through our workplace rep and senior sector rep network across the LAS and the attached letter (below) highlights the issues we recognise as a result. We look forward to the alterations to the proposal and welcome the implementation of the final arrangement as a really positive step forward for our EMT members and for the career progression…

NO to 18% Fee Rise by the HCPC

In spite of overwhelming opposition, the HCPC are proceeding with the unjustified 18% increase in fees for Paramedics and others that they regulate.  UNISON is not going away! We are seeking support from MP’s for our Early Day Motion. Speak to your Local MP and ask them to support us and sign it. We are the only union in the London Ambulance Service to oppose this unjustified increase in fees…

HCPC Fees increase consultation

HCPC registrants may be interested in this public meeting on the 14th of February where the outcome of the recent consultation on an increase in fees will be discussed and recommended to be accepted! UNISON has responded to this and, along with 90% of the other respondents, disagree with this increase. Details in: HCPC Outcomes of Consultation – Download this document here Further info here You can read the response…

LAS Management Annual Leave Proposal Update

We have today received, from the LAS management, the definitive calculations of how the proposed annual leave arrangements would affect the number of leave spaces available. Please contact your Senior Sector rep for details of your group and station numbers and to ensure your feedback is noted for the proposal. We are planning to meet in the next couple of weeks to collate the full feedback and formally respond to…

Staff Council publishes guidance on new pay progression system for England

The NHS Staff Council has finalised a package to support implementation of the new system for pay progression, in line with the provisions in the England Framework Agreement on pay. The package covers England, with Cymru/Wales currently finalising details for pay progression implementation under the similar provisions contained in their Framework Agreement. The package can be viewed here www.nhsemployers.org/news/2019/01/pay-progression-resources and includes: New annex 23 – pay progression (England)The new annex…

Branch noticeboard competition winners announced!

Congratulations to London Ambulance Service branch’s Battersea station who are the overall winners of our Grovember branch noticeboards competition. We were also shortlisted for our notice board at Romford Ambulance Station. What a fantastic achievement for our branch and well done to our reps who regularly update the boards across the service helping to keep our members informed. As part of last autumn’s month-long recruitment and retention push, we asked…

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