National Uniform

The National Healthcare Uniform Project is a proposal put forward by NHS Supply Chain: Hotel Services to introduce a nationally standardised uniform across the NHS in England. We would encourage you to complete the survey and ensure ambulance service members views are represented. The proposal states that a national uniform will offer a strong national […]

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London Package 2021 – Improving Working Lives

At our branch meeting today (24 March 2021) we discussed and agreed to send the following letter to the London Ambulance Service CEO. It was also discussed at our AGM. Dear Garrett, In 2014 our late great friend, Branch Secretary of LAS UNISON – Eric Roberts, wrote to the London Ambulance Service CEO at the […]

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Government responses to McCloud pension consultation and Pension Age Survey

The Government has published its response after seeking views on the proposed remedy option for correcting the unlawful discrimination determined in the Court of Appeal’s McCloud judgment. In line with UNISON’s recommendation, it has been confirmed that Deferred Choice Underpin (DCU) will be the remedy option for the NHS Pension Schemes covering England and Wales, […]

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Letter to Secretary of State for Transport from London NHS Partnership

Dear Secretary of State We are writing to you as representatives of 435,000 health and care staff that live and work in our capital regarding the proposed support package for Transport for London currently being negotiated between your Department and the Mayor of London. We are very concerned that the types of conditions currently being […]

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UNISON webinar: HCPC – A Conversation With Your Regulator

20 October 2020 6:00pm–7:00pm Online HCPC-registered UNISON members and branch activists are invited to attend UNISON’s webinar: “HCPC – a Conversation with your Regulator” on 20th October from 6pm-7pm. What do you want your regulator to do for you? The Health and Care Professions Council wants to hear from you. This is an opportunity for […]

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NHS Pension Scheme – Age Discrimination

Ambulance update The government has now issued their consultation on correcting the unlawful age discrimination that was identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes. The consultation sets out two possible mechanisms for correcting the discrimination, an immediate choice exercise and a deferred choice underpin. Each […]

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Time to give a fair pay rise to all public service workers

Investment in staff and public services will boost the economy Responding to the Chancellor’s announcement that around 900,000 public service workers – including teachers, police and the armed forces – will get a backdated pay increase, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today (Tuesday): “The dedication and hugely important part played by all NHS, care, council, police […]

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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 […]

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