Mandatory COVID vaccination of health and care workers (England)

What is happening? The government has finished a consultation about making COVID vaccines compulsory for health and care staff in England. They intend to bring in a new law to make COVID vaccination mandatory for anyone deployed to deliver Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated activities who has direct, face-to-face contact with service users. This includes health […]

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NHS pay (England)

The government has imposed a 3% pay rise for all NHS staff in England. UNISON is running an indicative ballot to find out whether members want to take action. UNISON’s reaction to 3% How will the indicative ballot work? What can activists do now? UNISON’s reaction to 3% UNISON’s health service group executive (HSGE) has […]

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FREE tuition and qualification for Functional Skills

Level 2 in English and Mathematics This is available to any member who does not have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics and wants to enter a higher education course, including the LAS Paramedic Program. Times – 10:00 – 15:30 Time scales – Up to a maximum of 45 hours teaching, though to complete ASAP depending on […]

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UNISON Greater London Region Celebrating Black History Month

This year the Regional Black Members Committee will be hosting a virtual event to celebrate Black History Month. The theme will be: Breaking the Glass Ceiling. This is an opportunity for the Region to recognise and celebrate Black Lives, which is especially important in the current climate. The event is open to all members and […]

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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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