Wellbeing Day

LAS UNISON are pleased to see that the London Ambulance Service are to give ALL staff an extra days annual leave (to be called a wellbeing day), as a thank you for the work we have all done over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic. LAS UNISON formally raised this with the service at […]

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One per cent pay rise “is the worst kind of insult”

The public will be horrified. NHS staff will think it’s some kind of joke Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the Department of Health and Social Care paper on workforce funding and pay – recommending a 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England – UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “No wonder the chancellor […]

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Chancellor has ignored public service workers, says UNISON

Rescuing economy and public services should go hand in hand Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget statement today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The chancellor had much to say on how to revive the economy but strangely silent on public services. “Workers and services at the heart of the country’s pandemic will be more concerned with what Rishi Sunak – so keen to stress […]

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Thank NHS staff with proper pay rise, say health unions

Celebrities back call for wage increase Football pundit Gary Lineker, comedian Jo Brand and Hollywood star David Oyelowo are among celebrities backing a fair pay campaign launched today (Monday) by health unions. To mark International Thank You Day, the 14 unions are urging the public to use social media to champion the vital work of […]

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Londoners should exercise ‘common sense’ when dialling 999, says UNISON

London ambulance workers are concerned the service faces breaking point amid increasing 999 calls and numbers of staff hit by ​Covid, says UNISON today (​Friday). The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is now urging the public to ring 999 only for life-threatening emergencies, says UNISON, which represents paramedics and call handlers. The numbers ​of people dialling for help have reached 8,000 during a 24-hour period, compared with 5,500 normally. Hundreds […]

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Loss of another Much Loved Member Of LAS UNISON

On Wednesday 16th December 2020 we lost another Romford and North East legend, Emergency Medical Technician and UNISON Member ‘Robbie Muir’ after a short illness in hospital. Robbie joined the London Ambulance Service 25 years ago and spent all of his career on the Romford Complex. Robbie was a much loved member of Staff at […]

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Divide and rule won’t help the economic recovery

Chancellor’s plan is austerity plain and simple Commenting on the Chancellor’s comprehensive spending review today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is austerity plain and simple. A decade of spending cuts left public services exposed when Covid came calling. The government is making the same disastrous mistake again. “Going after the pay of millions will be […]

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