Calling all Student Paramedics, NQPs and Graduate Paramedics…

Following recent negotiations between UNISON and the Trust over transitional arrangements in relation to band 6 progression for the above staff, as well as over the delays to the Student Paramedic pathway, we now need to consult with affected UNISON members. Continue reading

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Working time directive concerns…

Meal Break changes for front-line staff.

At the Staff Partnership forum last week UNISON reiterated that we are still in dispute over late finishes and meal breaks. This was following a large number of meetings about IX and meal breaks being cancelled by the Trust and a commitment in writing from the Director of People and Culture that IX0 would be embedded as business as usual from 12th June, which has not been honoured. Continue reading

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MIND stop suicide/mental health awareness workshops

As a positive action in response to the Andrea Adams review, UNISON has arranged for further stop suicide/mental health awareness workshops to be delivered across the Trust.

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UNISON survey – late finishes and meal breaks

UNISON has been informed that the cover on the staff support desk has been reduced to save money – and since then, we have seen increased numbers of staff getting in touch about late finishes and the lack of support.

The Trust committed to moving the incremental pilot over late finishes forwards and set out in writing the move to IX zero, which would have incorporated more crews. This commitment appears to have stalled.

Please can you fill in this survey to help us to challenge the Trust and act on your feedback:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/672017

A complete update of the journey so far around late finishes/meal breaks is being published in our next newsletter.

Kind regards,

Fraer Stevenson

UNISON Branch Secretary

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