Start talking to avert health strikes later this month

Strike date announced for December 21 – but it’s not too late for ministers to talk Ambulance crews working for five services in England – London, Yorkshire, the North West, North East and South West – are to go on strike over pay and staffing on Wednesday 21 December, says their union UNISON today (Tuesday). […]

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Strike Action

LAS UNISON Branch to take Strike Action Firstly, thank you for the help that got the London Ambulance UNISON Branch over the 50% turnout threshold in the ballot, which means we can now take part in national lawful industrial action on Pay and NHS pressures.As we have said previously, this is not something we want […]

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Boost NHS pay to prevent pre-Christmas strikes

Ambulance workers in England to strike Ambulance workers across England are likely to strike before Christmas, says ​UNISON today (Tuesday 29 Nov), as it announces the results of its month-long NHS strike ballot. Thousands of 999 call handlers, ambulance technicians, paramedics and their colleagues working for ambulance services in the North East, North West, London, […]

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UNISON delivers pay petition to Downing Street

Over 182,290 people signed the petition, demanding that the government ends the pay crisis by raising the minimum wage to £15 an hour. Today (15 Nov) UNISON members joined the union’s general secretary Christina McAnea to deliver a petition signed by 182,290 people, demanding the government ends the pay crisis by raising the minimum wage to […]

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Public sector pay cuts are the worst possible response

Government has no grasp of real people’s lives Responding to reports that public sector pay awards could be capped at 2% in the coming months, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Tuesday 1 Nov): “Holding down pay for public sector staff is the worst possible response. This shows a government with no ideas, nor a […]

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5000 Members & Vote Yes

Dear Colleagues, LAS UNISON Branch is proud to announce a momentous occasion, we have reached over 5000 Members! Yesterday (26 Oct) at our training centre in Newham Dockside we signed up our 5000th member to the branch. Newly Qualified Paramedic, Natalie Stonehouse who will be posted to Homerton. Not only is UNISON the largest Union […]

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Vote yes for the NHS online rally

26 October 2022 6:00pm–6:30pm A short online rally is taking place for UNISON members and activists ahead of the NHS pay industrial action ballot, which opens on 27 October. It’s time to take a stand for your pay, your colleagues and the NHS – every vote is needed. That is why it is so important […]

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