Author Archives: Fraer Stevenson

‘Staff regularly work 14-hour to 15-hour shifts.’ MP speaks out in support of frontline staff.

‘On late finishes, staff regularly work 14-hour to 15-hour shifts, but no data has been available from the trust to the staff side since February last year. In September, the trust removed the staff support desk, which was there to … Continue reading

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UNISON late finishes update

UNISON continues to discuss with the Trust the issue of late finishes and we’ve been putting across the views of over 900 staff who completed our recent survey. We’ve also been talking about other Trusts and have put forwards changes … Continue reading

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UNISON and EEAST update – Meal breaks

At SPF (Staff Partnership Forum), UNISON brought to the executives attention a concern that some crews have been stood down in shops and/or service stations for their meal breaks and an email was circulated from management that set out this … Continue reading

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UNISON and EEAST update – Holiday Pay

  At the December SPF (Staff Partnership Forum), the Trust and UNISON agreed, in keeping with a UNISON grievance outcome from October 2016, and a subsequent agreement from AACE (Association of Ambulance Chief Executives) which applies across ambulance sector from … Continue reading

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UNISON and EEAST update over Student Paramedics

  Following the joint agreement over transitional arrangements for our student Paramedics the Trust and UNISON have continued discussions about ARU11 and agreed that this cohort should also be included in the agreement.

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Annual leave pay for UNISON members

UNISON in EEAST continues to support a growing number of our members with Employment Tribunal claims in relation to holiday pay.  The initial Employment Tribunal (Flowers and others v East of England Ambulance Trust) held that holiday pay must include … Continue reading

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UNISON and EEAST update.

We are pleased to confirm that following extensive partnership work supported by ACAS, UNISON and the Trust have agreed a new trade union recognition agreement which you can read here. There are a range of supporting documents yet to be … Continue reading

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