Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON

Staff deserve immediate wage lift from government A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday 28 Aug) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. UNISON – which is the UK’s biggest union and represents NHS staff including healthcare assistants, radiographers, porters, midwives and […]

Continue Reading

Moving Forward on NHS Pay

A little over three weeks ago I wrote to all our members in the NHS. Tens of thousands of you responded. Nearly 9 out of 10 of you supported a campaign for an early NHS pay rise. That’s a powerful message from you. We had to act. Today, we have written to the Prime Minister […]

Continue Reading

NHS Trade Unions’ Blueprint for Return

As we enter what could be the start of a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, discussion has turned to how the NHS restarts those services that were stepped down during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the pressure that staff have been under and the risk to their health and well-being – and that […]

Continue Reading

NHS Pension Scheme – Age Discrimination update

The government is developing proposals to address the unlawful age discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes. More information on the ruling and its implications for the NHS Pension Scheme can be found here: https://www.unison.org.uk/health-news/2020/01/latest-pension-age-discrimination-ruling/ The government has already announced it will take steps […]

Continue Reading

Annual General Meeting – CANCELLED

The LAS UNISON Branch Committee have taken the decision to cancel our AGM on the 24th March. The guidance has come out from the government regarding cancelling events and to try and stop unnecessary travel and we realise that we cannot now go ahead. We appreciate that you will be disappointed but I am sure you fully understand. […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading