One Team 2k

UNISON’s London Ambulance Service staff on why everyone working in the NHS deserves a £2k pay rise

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Photo of Stella Quentin at work in an NHS11 call centre

‘Managers are bringing tea to us’: inside the 111 service during COVID-19

‘On Saturday, I got through 26 calls in six hours. And I think only three were non-coronavirus. Now it feels like a relief to get a non-COVID call.’

West Midlands Ambulance Service wins back contract

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

Not for the faint of heart

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

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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

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.

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

Ambulance staff are ‘breaking under the strain’

UNISON health delegates discuss the pressures on ambulance members whose stressful jobs are made even more difficult by cuts

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

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 […]

UNISON says East of England ambulances changes are ‘unacceptable’

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

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 […]