UNISON commissions independent consultancy

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

The consultancy guarantees that no one who participants in the review will be identified either by name or by incident. They are interested in looking at themes and patterns and this is how they will be reporting.

Please complete the short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FQWHSNJ

As well as a survey, there is also the opportunity for confidential 1-2-1 meetings in person – at our UNISON offices in Chelmsford and Bury St Edmunds, or via phone – please contact the consultancy direct via alison@andreaadamsconsultancy.com.

The review will run until 6th January. 

You can find further details on our blog: https://putbacktheheart.com/2016/11/16/621/

Kind regards,
Fraer Stevenson
UNISON Branch Secretary
East of England Ambulance Service

For more information about the work UNISON does within the East of England Ambulance service or to contact your local Unison rep click here eeas-unison.com

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Independent review of Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination and Case Work

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Background 
UNISON have commissioned The Andrea Adams Consultancy (AAC) to undertake a review of bullying, harassment, discrimination and case work in the East England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST). As you may be aware in 2014 we conducted a similar exercise for London Ambulance Service. Continue reading

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Annual leave pay increases…

UNISON in EEAST is supporting a number of our members with employment tribunal claims in relation to holiday pay. This is following legal precedent around the rate of pay while on annual leave.

We also raised a grievance with the Trust in March this year and at the recent hearing the grievance was partially upheld. Continue reading

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IX update…

The IX and meal break pilot,  jointly agreed between the Trust and UNISON, has now been running for 11 weeks. The meal break changes have been put in place Trustwide and in keeping with the agreement, IX has today been rolled out to Essex. B&H will follow next week. Continue reading

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World mental health day and our #PBTH campaign

Today is world mental health day: http://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/

UNISON has been campaigning to put staff back at the heart of our service, since launching our #PBTH campaign in 2015. Our campaign aims to make the Trust a more supportive employer – helping to support mental health awareness and culture change. Continue reading

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UNISON lone worker grievance upheld

The collective grievance from north Norfolk over enforced lone working has been upheld.

The outcome means that the new policy put forwards by UNISON last year has been adopted in full; the new policy went live on the Trust website today: Continue reading

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Update – IX and meal break pilot

The IX and meal break pilot, jointly agreed between the Trust and UNISON, has now been running for one month.  

So far, 197 crews have been placed into intelligent X-ray as a result of the pilot, and initial feedback from staff and those on the staff support desk is that the pilot measures are having a positive impact.

We still have data to review to ensure that the pilot is delivering what we set out to achieve, but in the meantime we are keen to gauge how you feel the IX and meal break pilot is going.  We’d therefore be grateful if you could please take a few minutes to complete our joint (EEAST and UNISON) follow up survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IXpilot02

You can read the joint statement, which gives details of the pilot here.

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