PUT NHS PAY RIGHT

The LAS UNISON Branch has sent the letter below today (25/05/2022) to Daniel Elkeles, London Ambulance Service Chief Executive and Damian McGuinness, Director of People & Culture.   Dear Daniel, NHS staff are facing the largest cost of living crisis for a generation and the 2022 pay settlement is already well over a month overdue. […]

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Branch Banner

Not long after the inception of London Ambulance Service UNISON branch (1995) it was agreed at one of our Branch Committee meetings that we should have a Branch Banner.   I appreciate that it has taken a while, but the day is finally here!   We are proud to unveil the LAS UNISON branch banner, […]

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Miserly government NHS pay proposal won’t clear the backlog or help patients, says UNISON

Pay proposal is a wage cut in all but name Commenting on the government’s submission today (Wednesday) to the NHS pay review body recommending a ​maximum pay rise of 3% this year for health workers in England, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This tight-fisted proposal ​falls well short of rising costs and staff hopes​. It’s barely half the […]

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VCOD next steps FAQs and Consultation

Given the changes in clinical evidence the government is revisiting the balance of risks and benefits that guided its original decisions to make coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination a condition of deployment. When vaccination as a condition of deployment was first introduced, Delta was the dominant variant. Omicron has now replaced Delta as the dominant variant, representing […]

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Jab backdown the right thing to do, but the damage has already been done, says UNISON

These ill-thought-out rules have worsened the staffing crisis hampering the NHS and social care and caused significant upset. Commenting on the announcement yesterday (Monday) that the government is to scrap the rules for mandatory vaccination in health and care in England, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This was the right thing to do. But it […]

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