When I’m 68

A music video protesting against the UK government’s proposal to increase the retirement/ pensionable age for all frontline NHS staff to 68, including paramedics. This will have a particularly damaging impact on ambulance staff and increase clinical risk for their patients. Track performed and shot by the paramedic ’68 Old Stars’. https://www.facebook.com/AmbulanceMinisterOnNightshift

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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:-

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