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 […]