Commenting on the report into the events of 30 November, commissioned by the Strategic Health Authority for London, NHS London, UNISON’s Regional Organiser for the LAS, Phil Thompson, said:


Final Pensions Proposals

The final pensions proposals from the government were received today. They have to go to the UNISON Service Group Executive on 21st March 2012 to get agreement regarding a national member ballot. All members within the NHS Pension Scheme will be balloted whether to accept or reject these final proposals.


A message from Dave Prentis,

A message from Dave Prentis, UNISON general secretary Fighting for fair pensions UNISON’s day of action on pensions on 30 November was a huge success – it got employers and ministers to negotiate seriously. There’s been a lot of activity in December and January, and although some things are still being discussed, I thought it was important to let you know where we are now.


Pensions Update for UNISON Ambulance Service members

Heads of Agreement – final proposals from Government on structure of 2015 scheme The pensions Heads of Agreement ‘offer’ from the Government was debated at the union’s health executive meeting last week.  It was agreed that the proposals will be put to members in a full ballot following the completion of negotiations on the ‘outstanding issues’ .  


Ambulance Membership Ballot Results

TRADE DISPUTE OVER CHANGES TO NHS PENSIONS ENGLAND & WALES Our independent scrutineers’ report of voting, as required in accordance with section 231B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, for the above ballot which closed at 10am on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 is as follows:-

Ambulance Membership Ballot

Download the advert for the pensions ballot to display in your workplace. FAQs for members Who is being balloted? Members who are directly employed in NHS Ambulance organisations will be balloted.  This will also include Isle of Wight Ambulance members employed by the PCT.  As in the previous ballot, students (unless in full time employment with the NHS ambulance organisation) will not be balloted.

Images from the Front Line

The Industrial action on the 30 November was well supported right across the service. Many staff offered emergency cover to the people of London responding to emergency calls from the picket line.


Two million workers are no damp squib says UNISON

Responding to David Cameron’s comments, Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, said: “I wouldn’t call two million people taking strike action a damp squib. Cameron is sounding increasingly desperate in his attacks on public service workers. He has only to turn on the TV, or listen to the radio – or look out the window – to see the nurses, dinner ladies, paramedics, social workers, teaching assistants, lollipop ladies amongst others…

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