NHS Pension Scheme

NHS Pension Scheme – Age discrimination judgement A legal case taken by the firefighters and judges has found that the transitional protections introduced as part of the 2015 changes to their respective pension schemes were discriminatory based on age. There is a likely read across of this judgement to the other public sector pension schemes, which includes the NHS Pension Scheme, that have similar protection arrangements. In the NHS if…

Update on EAC banding

A partnership bulletin between the LAS & UNISON has been released on the EAC banding: As advised previously, an updated job description for Emergency Ambulance Crew was recently evaluated by our job evaluation panel, who recommended re-evaluating this to a band 5 role. As a result, all current EACs will be transitioned to a band 5 role and will receive the band 5 salary in September’s pay, backdated to 1…

EAC/TEAC Pay Update

LAS UNISON met with Senior Management on Wednesday 31st July 2019 at the LAS Staff Council. During the meeting we raised various concerns about the bulletin sent out this week from People and Culture (EAC updated job description). The main issue we raised was that of TEACS and their future banding. The opinion of our Branch is that our TEAC members should be under Annex 21 of Agenda for Change:…

EAC Pay Band Review Update

LAS UNISON have been informed this morning (17 July 2019) that the LAS management have accepted the outcome of the pay band re-evaluation request that UNISON formally submitted on the 1st March 2019, that the EAC job role is at band 5 level. The LAS management have today agreed to transition all EACs, including TEACs, to band 5 over the coming months with EACs being paid at band 5 in…

EAC – Band 5 Job Evaluation

We have again today written to the LAS management to request progress on the resolution of the disparity between the EAC current pay band and the result of the Job Evaluation panel that took place last week. As we wrote back in April we have been campaigning to the LAS management for some time that the development of the EAC role since its inception has got to a point that…

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…

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…

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…

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