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…

Annual General Meeting

This years LAS UNISON Branch AGM will be held @ 18.00 On WEDNESDAY 20th MARCH 2019 At the UNISON Centre 130 Euston Road London, NW1 2AY The UNISON Centre is on the Euston road in between Kings Cross & Euston stations. All LAS UNISON Members are invited to attend. Fares can only be claimed with a valid receipt. Buffet available after meeting. Please note the meeting starts at 18:00 Click here to…

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…

Annual Leave proposal

The LAS management have written to us to propose a change in the annual leave arrangements for operational staff.  Although we have had some discussion with the service to explore these arrangements over quite a protracted timeframe, it was disappointing to us to have received a formal proposal at 1650 on a Friday evening.  Nevertheless, to give the background to this proposal we have had various discussions with a range…

EMT 4 Proposal

LAS UNISON first wrote to the LAS management on 22nd March 2017 to request EMT4’s pay, at that time being capped to spine point 20 on band 5, have said cap removed and are enabled to move through to the top of band 5.  The LAS management have now written to us, after repeated discussions and a protracted length of time, to propose a review role for EMT4’s.  The formal…

New Year, Old Issues

Today, we have written to the LAS management to raise two issues ahead of the next Staff Council meeting where we hope to discuss them further.  At the last LAS UNISON Branch Committee meeting in December our Branch Chairperson made two proposals that the committee agreed.  The first being that we, as a branch, gain affiliation to the White Ribbon UK campaign and further request the LAS Trust affiliate too. …

HCPC fees consultation

As you may know the consultation period for HCPC’s proposed rise in registrant fees closed on the 14th December.  UNISON submitted the attached response before this time stating our members do not support the rise and the reasons for this. “UNISON is uniquely placed to respond to this survey. We represent members in all 16 of the professions that the HCPC regulates. For some of the largest groups of HCPC…

Fleet Consultation

It has recently come to our attention that there are plans to move to a single national fleet model. Just to be clear, the proposed changes, subject to the consultation outcome, would come into force for any new ambulance purchased from 1 April 2019. To summarise – NHS Improvement are consulting over the standard specification for an emergency DCA. https://engage.improvement.nhs.uk/operational-productivity-comms/english-nhs-ambulance-vehicle-spec/ There is no, one vehicle manufacturer that has been mandated,…

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