Author Archives: Fraer Stevenson

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. … Continue reading

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National survey from MIND

Last year MIND undertook a national survey of the emergency services to gauge awareness of mental health issues, wellbeing, and to enable MIND to plan support.

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#missing15minutes

Members have been in touch about the ‘missing’ 15 minutes de-kitting time at the end of shift. We have also seen emails from management setting out that this will no longer be paid. UNISON does not believe this is fair … Continue reading

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UNISON and Mind working together to support the mental health of emergency workers

UNISON and MIND have produced a guide for anyone working in emergency services, or for anyone who wants to find out how they can support someone with a mental health problem. https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2017/04/24299.pdf

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UNISON’s May Newsletter – out now!

UNISON’s May Branch Newsletter is out now, featuring:  It’s dangerous to go Solo, Become a Blue Light Champion – join the growing number of staff offering peer to peer support, Patient Transport Services – a report into privatisation, UNISON tweets, … Continue reading

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This week is Mental Health Awareness week, so please consider signing up to become a Blue Light Champion in our Trust.

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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 … Continue reading

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