UNISON EEAST April Newsletter

 This months edition includes…

  • Outcome for ECAs over pay parity with AAPs, following UNISONs collective grievance 
  • Become a MIND Blue Light Champion and help support your colleagues
  • Stop Suicide training workshops (free places still available)
  • NEWS from the Public Board meeting…
  • Media from around the Trust
  • Branch Committee promises to do ‘everything we can’ to protect band 6 progression for our Students and Graduates
  • ‘Blues and Twos’ H&S advice
  • Clinical Variations in practise
  • Join UNISON EEAST at Pride
  • EOC update
  • Contact details for all Branch Officers and much more…

Read it online here! 


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MIND and UNISON collaborate to offer free training to improve mental health

The first of a series of free workshops planned:

STOP Suicide workshops Continue reading

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Ambulance Trust reneges on welfare commitment to frontline staff

NTK this week (2nd March) includes an article from the Director of Service Delivery stating, ‘the handover to clear element also has a 15 minute target and that is the expectation on every one of us.’

This is apparently linked to our financial position and the work of SSG healthcare – a private consultancy the Trust has engaged to assist with the financial improvement plan.

In UNISONs #PBTH survey, staff raised performance management – including ‘green in 15,’ as causing them stress. As a result it was agreed that the Trust would no longer apply this ‘target’ to staff. This commitment was communicated to staff in NTK, and by a number of Directors and Senior managers in a paper to the Operational Management Board (OMB). Continue reading

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“It’s vital that staff at every level feel able to speak out freely without fear of retaliation”

UNISON commissioned an independent consultancy to review bullying, harassment, discrimination and casework in the East of England Ambulance Service.

The 48 page report has been released today based on findings from the 534 staff who took part in the review. Continue reading

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Collective Student Paramedic Grievance – NOT upheld

The collective student Paramedic grievance (lodged in April 2016) has not been upheld.

This means the panel has not agreed to address the delays to the student pathway – student paramedic progression into band 6 is not protected and the Trust has also refused to apply pay parity to the SEMT role. Continue reading

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Please share your views…

The ‘new’ incidental overtime form came to our local partnership forums, as well as our staff partnership forums last year for discussion.  Continue reading

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Hearing date set for the Student Paramedic collective grievance. 

Thank you to all the students who signed the open letter to Robert Morton and took time to email him directly and/or write to your MPs. Continue reading

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