SECRETARY'S UPDATE

Branch officer elections

 

Each year all Branch officers roles are re-elected by the membership.

 

The election period for Branch Officers opens on 14th December 2017 and closes at 23:59 on 18th January 2018.

 

The AGM date has been set for 8th March 2018 and in keeping with the rotation between counties, it will be held in Norfolk. Venue and time to be confirmed. 

 

You can download a nominzation form here:

Recognition Agreement

Trade Union organised workplaces are the safest and most secure, the best employer’s recognise the value in workers having an independent voice, and a well organised union helps to improve performance by holding managers to account, scrutinising decisions and bringing forward ideas from the front line. Good employers have

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. 

This is one of the reasons why we

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).

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.

If you missed the details of the

Munro Jackets

 

We were recently made aware of some negative comments aimed at staff uniform by a Director. In response, and in order to better support staff coming into winter, we’re asking the Trust at our Staff Partnership Forum next week, to agree to purchase and issue Keela Munro jackets to all patient facing frontline staff.

Given staff were found

 

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