Important update for Student Paramedics and newly qualified Paramedics in EEAST

National banding agreement -transitional arrangements

Following consultation with members, UNISON has entered into a local agreement to support Student Paramedics and newly qualified Paramedics (NQPs)

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Congratulations to our latest winners.

Congratulations to: Darren Stiff (Suffolk), Tim Wormull (Essex), Adam Hern (Cambs), Shaun Smith (Norfolk), Jacqueline Pilsbury (Bedfordshire), Robert Tarling (Hertfordshire).

 

All members will be automatically entered, with one prize of £300 in vouchers, for one member in each county, in September, October and November. Winners will be able to select vouchers of their choice from highstreetvouchers.com

Join UNISON online at JOINUNISON.ORG or call free on 0800 171 2193

UNISON officers and representatives are not eligible for entry. The raffle will be drawn by UNISON Regional officials each month. There are no cash alternatives to prizes.

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APR and change management

UNISON raised concerns some weeks ago, when RRV staff were informed they would be moved off their lines onto relief, without any notice or change management process because of ARP.  Continue reading

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Band 5 non Senior Paramedics

All non Senior Paramedics on band 5 (including bank staff) should have now received a letter informing you that your job description has been matched to band 6.

There is no need for you to sign a HR2, as this is a rebanding of your role and not a contractual change to your role.

Everyone will be back paid to 31st December, as per the national agreement (assimilation means moving across to a comparable spine point, or the first spine point in band 6 – and not across and up a spine point).

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NQP and Student Paramedic update

Thank you to everyone who’s taken part in the vote over the negotiated proposal for NQPs and Student Paramedics. Continue reading

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Late finishes and meal breaks

UNISON wrote to the CEO on 6th September 2017 about late finishes and meal breaks –you can read the letter here – incorporated into a paper for SPF.

It’s massively disappointing that since that letter, the Trust has used ARP to bring in imposed negative changes to meal breaks and late finishes. Continue reading

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