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,…

UPDATE YOUR DETAILS PRIZE DRAW

*UPDATED and edited 14 December 2018 UNISON and the London Ambulance Branch want to make sure we have all our members details up to date. We know staff move around the service, particularly road staff in the early years and we want to ensure we hold the correct details. We are also regulated by the new GDPR and the trade union act and as a result we want all our…

Annex 5 (E) and Section 2 Unsocial Hours payments

Under the terms of the national NHS pay deal, ambulance staff employed prior to 1 September 2018 are subject to Annex 5 (previously Annex E) unsocial hours provisions. Ambulance staff employed from 1 September 2018 and existing staff who change roles (including promotion) will be subject to Section 2. Staff employed before 1 September 2018 are being given the opportunity to voluntarily move to section 2 (England) provisions. Further information…

« Previous PageNext Page »