LAS UNISON response to Annual Leave Proposal

Today LAS UNISON have formally responded to the proposal on annual leave arrangements made in January by the LAS management. As expected, we have, as a Branch, rejected the proposal. We recognise that the arrangements reflect a marked reduction in the working conditions for our frontline members and through consultation with members by our elected reps across the service we also recognise the huge strength of feeling from members against…

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…

HCPC Fees increase consultation

HCPC registrants may be interested in this public meeting on the 14th of February where the outcome of the recent consultation on an increase in fees will be discussed and recommended to be accepted! UNISON has responded to this and, along with 90% of the other respondents, disagree with this increase. Details in: HCPC Outcomes of Consultation – Download this document here Further info here You can read the response…

Annual Leave proposal

The LAS management have written to us to propose a change in the annual leave arrangements for operational staff.  Although we have had some discussion with the service to explore these arrangements over quite a protracted timeframe, it was disappointing to us to have received a formal proposal at 1650 on a Friday evening.  Nevertheless, to give the background to this proposal we have had various discussions with a range…

EMT 4 Proposal

LAS UNISON first wrote to the LAS management on 22nd March 2017 to request EMT4’s pay, at that time being capped to spine point 20 on band 5, have said cap removed and are enabled to move through to the top of band 5.  The LAS management have now written to us, after repeated discussions and a protracted length of time, to propose a review role for EMT4’s.  The formal…

Fleet Consultation

It has recently come to our attention that there are plans to move to a single national fleet model. Just to be clear, the proposed changes, subject to the consultation outcome, would come into force for any new ambulance purchased from 1 April 2019. To summarise – NHS Improvement are consulting over the standard specification for an emergency DCA. https://engage.improvement.nhs.uk/operational-productivity-comms/english-nhs-ambulance-vehicle-spec/ There is no, one vehicle manufacturer that has been mandated,…

Pay rise for NHS staff in England

Members vote overwhelmingly in favour of three year deal UNISON members working for the NHS in England have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three year pay deal and changes to the NHS pay structure negotiated by UNISON and the other 13 NHS unions. All 14 NHS unions have been consulting their members on pay and have today (Friday) collectively endorsed this deal which has been overwhelmingly supported by NHS staff….

Pay Update from UNISON National Ambulance Sector

Dear Ambulance member, We are writing to you about the pay proposals for NHS staff in England. A lot has been said about the proposals on social media and we wanted to respond to a couple of frequently raised questions. Ambulance staff are an integral part of the NHS and it will be NHS staff who make the decision on whether to accept the current offer. The proposals would end…

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