Author Archives: Fraer Stevenson

#Treatusfairly: Open letter from Student Paramedics

Open letter to the Chief Executive, East of England Ambulance Service Student Paramedics raised a collective grievance in April 2016. The grievance aimed to provide us with pay parity and address the financial detriment caused by delays to our training.

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No hearing date and no decision – UNISON commences campaigning for Student Paramedics

In April a UNISON supported collective grievance from student Paramedics was submitted over Annex U and student delays.The annex U issue has been resolved and students have been refunded. The second part of the grievance has been delayed and the … Continue reading

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‘Newly Qualified Paramedic’ role and band 6

Nationally a new band 6 Paramedic profile has recently been released and alongside this there is a national profile planned for a band 5 ‘newly qualified Paramedic’ (NQP) role. The guidance put out by NHS employers over the NQP role … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Independent review of Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination and Case Work

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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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