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West Midlands Ambulance Service wins back contract

Bringing the 111 and 999 services together should lead to “real improvements” for both patients and staff

Article on the UNISON National site.

Not for the faint of heart

A group of ‘super-paramedics’ are trained for saving lives in the most extreme situations

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Inside the NHS’s winter crisis

The nation is in panic over the so-called ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS. But according to paramedic and UNISON member Jason Anderson, such pressures have become “the norm” for health staff on the frontline

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

UNISON says East of England ambulances changes are ‘unacceptable’

Proposals include changes to meal breaks and ‘late finishes’ leading to compulsory overtime

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON releases film showing the stress on ambulance staff in advance of vote on strike action

During that time 355 frontline staff left the ambulance service.   “Excessive working hours are a danger to the safety of both patients and staff. We […]

Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

How we reached 40% participation in the consultative ballot of ambulance staff in England

In May 2016, UNISON ran an indicative  ballot of ambulance staff in England in which 41% of members participated. Participation relied on members clicking a private link sent to them via email or text message – there was no paper format or direct link through a website. If we only count turnout for those members […]

Digital on the digital.unison site.

Inside the NHS’s winter crisis

The nation is in panic over the so-called ‘winter crisis’ in the NHS. But according to paramedic and UNISON member Jason Anderson, such pressures have become “the norm” for health staff on the frontline

Article, Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Ambulance staff are ‘breaking under the strain’

But like many people in the health service, ambulance staff themselves can be vulnerable and in need of protection and care. UNISON health conference […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Paramedics’ skills and responsibilities recognised

Two years of joint union work with employers sees agreement on Agenda for Change Band 6 job profile for ambulance paramedics

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

South Central ambulance workers win holiday pay increase

UNISON has won an historic holiday pay victory for ambulance workers in Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), which covers the four counties, has agreed to a union claim that holiday pay should include a payment for regular ‘overruns’. These are incidents of involuntary overtime worked by ambulance crews who attend […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Patient transport members vote on industrial action over two-tier workforce

Members recruited when Greater Manchester PTS was privately run are paid less with inferior terms and conditions

News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to ballot members at East of England Ambulance Trust over industrial action

UNISON has today (Monday) informed the East of England Ambulance Service that it is to ballot frontline ambulance staff over possible strike action concerning managers’ failure to tackle the problem of excessive working hours and lack of sufficient breaks. In December 2015, 2,995 shifts finished over an hour later than planned, and in January 2016 this rose […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.