UNISON response to the introduction of National ambulance vehicle specification for English NHS ambulance trusts

On 1 April 2019, NHS Improvement introduced new national ambulance vehicle specifications and all new ambulances purchased need to be in line with these. More information on the specifications can be found here. UNISON recognises that there is too much variation between ambulance vehicles in the English ambulance services and a more joined up approach would be beneficial to the NHS. However, we are concerned that as part of the…

Update on EAC Role

Over the last year London Ambulance UNISON Branch have on numerous occasions raised the issue that our TEAC/EAC members have seen significant changes to the job role that was first agreed and matched to band 4 in 2014. The significant changes being: The knowledge, skills and experience required for the EAC role is now equal to a level 4 qualification due to the increase in clinical education through Core Skills…

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…

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…

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…

NHS Pay Proposal – Branch Update

The NHS Staff Council framework agreement proposal was released last week and we have all had time to understand it’s complexities now, so we wanted to produce this overview from our LAS Branch perspective.  We are in an initial stage of consultation with our health members nationally ending mid April when we will individually be asked to make a decision. The ballot will be sent to all members that have…

UNISON puts major proposal for NHS pay to its members

UNISON today unveiled a proposal for a far-reaching modernisation of the NHS pay structure in England over the next three years, which would result in significant pay rises for every single member of staff and could turn the tide of the NHS staffing crisis. The union has led intense and detailed negotiations over a number of months, which have resulted in the proposed framework agreement between NHS unions, employers and…

Operational Management Restructure

Our Branch Chair has today attended the launch on the Operational Management Restructure. We will take some time to assess the accompanied consultation document and will respond in due course when we understand the implications to our members affected. Please contact your local rep if you are affected by these changes or have any questions.  

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