UNISON’s London Ambulance Service staff on why everyone working in the NHS deserves a £2k pay rise
Hundreds of workers will see pay bands lifted
‘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.’
Ambulances queuing outside A&E departments have become a common and distressing sight. It’s frustrating for crews who need to be on their way to the next emergency call and worrying for patients waiting to be seen.
Bringing the 111 and 999 services together should lead to “real improvements” for both patients and staff
Drivers being hit with penalties for rushing patients to hospital
Unhappy, bullied and harassed ambulance employees are in no one’s interest
Members recruited when Greater Manchester PTS was privately run are paid less with inferior terms and conditions
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
Twenty grieving families will now, quite rightly, be demanding answers
NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay.
No one should face violence, abuse and sexual harassment at work
Responding to NHS England’s announcement today (Thursday) about changes to ambulance call handler targets, national ambulance officer Alan Lofthouse said: “Every second counts for emergency call handers. So giving them longer to do their job will help save scarce resources at a time when staff are under huge pressure. “But common sense changes alone won’t rescue underfunded […]
Branches like these show how right we are to be proud of our union, and what UNISON activists are capable of, even in these difficult times.
UNISON health delegates discuss the pressures on ambulance members whose stressful jobs are made even more difficult by cuts