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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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

All members of the LAS UNISON Branch are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting. It is important that as many members as possible attend in order to make it a representative meeting.   UNISON’s new General Secretary, Christina McAnea  will be addressing our AGM. Due to the coronavirus, the meeting will be held online […]

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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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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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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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Overtime Payments

Some staff should be receiving additional overtime payments this month for COVID related absences. UNISON raised this issue with People & Culture on the 6 May 2020 in relation to staff who have had to be off work due to COVID. We have been raising it regularly at meetings and other forums since then and […]

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