UNISON secures corrective holiday payments for NHS staff in England

Over recent months, UNISON has led negotiations to secure a framework for NHS staff working under NHS terms and conditions (Agenda for Change) in England to ensure that they receive their correct holiday pay. The NHS terms and conditions handbook, under section 13 already clearly states that pay should be calculated based on what an […]

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Government responses to McCloud pension consultation and Pension Age Survey

The Government has published its response after seeking views on the proposed remedy option for correcting the unlawful discrimination determined in the Court of Appeal’s McCloud judgment. In line with UNISON’s recommendation, it has been confirmed that Deferred Choice Underpin (DCU) will be the remedy option for the NHS Pension Schemes covering England and Wales, […]

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FREE tuition and qualification for Functional Skills

Level 2 in English and Mathematics This is available to any member who does not have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics and wants to enter a higher education course, including the LAS Paramedic Program. Times – 10:00 – 15:30 Time scales – Up to a maximum of 45 hours teaching, though to complete ASAP depending on […]

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One per cent pay rise “is the worst kind of insult”

The public will be horrified. NHS staff will think it’s some kind of joke Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the Department of Health and Social Care paper on workforce funding and pay – recommending a 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England – UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “No wonder the chancellor […]

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Chancellor has ignored public service workers, says UNISON

Rescuing economy and public services should go hand in hand Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget statement today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The chancellor had much to say on how to revive the economy but strangely silent on public services. “Workers and services at the heart of the country’s pandemic will be more concerned with what Rishi Sunak – so keen to stress […]

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UPDATE YOUR DETAILS – RESULTS!

The draw took place on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at our branch meeting. The winners are: Croyde Bay £250 Voucher Winners: Name Station Role George Solomou Homerton EMT Renata Zanre  Friern Barnet  Admin Victor Gibson Post Room HQ  Supervisor   Thomas Rudd Homerton Paramedic Goody Bag Winners: Name Station Role  Bethan Williams Edmonton TEAC  Stephen Maguire […]

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HCPC registration fee rise

The Health and Care Professions Council has announced an £8.12 a year increase to their registration fee. The proposals are due to be laid in the Scottish and UK Parliaments. If approved, the changes will come into effect on 1 July 2021 with clinical scientists, prosthetists and orthotists and speech and language therapists the first group to […]

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

All members of the LAS UNISON Branch are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting. It is important that as many members as possible attend in order to make it a representative meeting.   UNISON’s new General Secretary, Christina McAnea  will be addressing our AGM. Due to the coronavirus, the meeting will be held online […]

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