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 […]

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Annual Leave Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

LAS members will have seen the publication on Friday 8th May, by our People and Culture (P&C) colleagues, of the attached document answering some frequently asked questions on the subject of annual leave. Our Branch officers had some discussions with our management prior to the publication of this document, on certain areas of the text […]

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Impact of Covid-19 on Black staff in the NHS

The disproportionate impact of Covid-19, and the response to it, is a matter of concern for the whole union. We urgently await the analysis and report from the Public Health England Ethnicity Review which is looking at the impact in the general population (due end May). It is hoped that learning from the Review will […]

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RE: DCA OVERTIME BULLETIN

Yesterday, (Thursday 05/03/20) We met with Senior Management to raise our concerns regarding the Bulletin that was sent out on (Wednesday 04/03/20 DCA Overtime Bulletin) We appreciate our service is under tremendous pressure with Covid19 calls, but to treat our overworked members as set out in the above bulletin was not helpful, unfair and in […]

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Menopause survey

Please contribute your time to take part in this survey. It will be supporting evidence in the review of trust policy HR022 Managing Attendance and for the implementation of a Menopause Policy. Did you know? A woman is said to be post menopause once she has not had a menstrual period for twelve consecutive months […]

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Skill Mix Changes Update

“Last week we had an update to the ongoing arrangement that has temporarily changed the skill mix of how the LAS deploy NQPs, a bulletin has now been released to describe the final arrangement and the following is our final response to the changes and the mitigation given by the LAS management of the issues […]

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Skill Mix Changes

It has been reported to our reps that our NQP members have had a change in how they are deployed and the skill mix they work to as part of a winter pressures plan. We have this morning written to the management for clarification of this. (Full text of letter below) If correct we will […]

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