London Ambulance Estates Strategy & Consolidation

The London Ambulance Service UNISON Branch have written to the new CEO of the London Ambulance Service regarding the service Estates Strategy and consolidation of ambulance station started at the height of the pandemic in 2020. You can download the letter here, it is also published below:   Dear Daniel, We are saddened to be […]

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Welfare of ambulance staff at risk as services face ‘unsustainable’ demand

UNISON has written to ambulance service chiefs calling for urgent support for staff as services face unprecedented 999 call volumes and unsustainable demand from the public. The letter to Daren Mochrie, chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), says employers must act ​now to​limit the impact on the wellbeing and morale of staff, especially those working […]

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Health & Safety Live

9 – 12 March 2021 Online A series of events, under the collective name of “Health & Safety Live”. These will include a number of speakers, including the new UNISON General Secretary, Christina McAnea, and Shelly Asquith, the TUC’s lead officer on health & safety. It will also include workshops and other interactive sessions These […]

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Union safety reps are saving lives in the pandemic

We always knew unionised jobs were safer: statistically, workplaces with a recognised trade union report half as many injuries. The Covid crisis has shown how much this is the case. All too often, bosses and the government have not provided enough protection – and it’s only down to our collective organising that conditions at work are improved. From winning sick pay to improving […]

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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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UNISON survey on greening the NHS

We are currently conducting a short survey of members and branches to find out your views on what UNISON can do to address another urgent issue, the climate emergency. Covid-19 has given us an opportunity to take stock and reassess how you as staff working in the NHS can do things differently. This includes changes […]

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Vaccinations

Dear LAS UNISON members, LAS UNISON have been informed by the LAS management that issues were raised with some vaccinations given to staff during December 2019 and February 2020. This includes potential issues with a break in the cold chain storage amongst other concerns. This week a letter has been sent by the LAS to […]

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