Offers for UNISON members

We want to say thank you to our existing members as we Go for Growth – and welcome the new recruits who sign up this month. So once more, we’ve negotiated some time-limited special offers that’ll get you money off, just for being a UNISON member. These will run throughout May and include money-saving offers on holidays, days out, eye care and savings. Click here to visit our offers page…

UNISON response to the introduction of National ambulance vehicle specification for English NHS ambulance trusts

On 1 April 2019, NHS Improvement introduced new national ambulance vehicle specifications and all new ambulances purchased need to be in line with these. More information on the specifications can be found here. UNISON recognises that there is too much variation between ambulance vehicles in the English ambulance services and a more joined up approach would be beneficial to the NHS. However, we are concerned that as part of the…

UNISON National Executive Council Elections – Your Voice Your Vote

It’s time to choose who speaks for you on UNISON’s national executive council. You’re hard at work keeping our vital public services running, and leading busy lives with your family and friends. So, now’s your chance to elect the people who’ll speak up on your behalf over the next two years. Our branch has nominated: Eddie Brand Cynthia Adjei Joann Marren What’s the election for? All seats are up for…

The NHS Pay Deal – Year 2

Recap of the three-year deal in England In 2018 the NHS Staff Council agreed to reform the NHS pay structure over a three-year period covering April 2018 to March 2021. This reform delivered the following: Won the argument that the top of the band was the full rate for the job Secured an additional £4.2 billion to fully fund the deal for directly employed NHS staff Living wage as the…

HCPC Fees increase consultation

HCPC registrants may be interested in this public meeting on the 14th of February where the outcome of the recent consultation on an increase in fees will be discussed and recommended to be accepted! UNISON has responded to this and, along with 90% of the other respondents, disagree with this increase. Details in: HCPC Outcomes of Consultation – Download this document here Further info here You can read the response…

Staff Council publishes guidance on new pay progression system for England

The NHS Staff Council has finalised a package to support implementation of the new system for pay progression, in line with the provisions in the England Framework Agreement on pay. The package covers England, with Cymru/Wales currently finalising details for pay progression implementation under the similar provisions contained in their Framework Agreement. The package can be viewed here www.nhsemployers.org/news/2019/01/pay-progression-resources and includes: New annex 23 – pay progression (England)The new annex…

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…

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…

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