Rota Review Update At our branch meeting held last night the issue of the current roster review was discussed at length, with the following motion being passed unanimously. “This branch will withdraw support for the roster review project to enable a full consultation with its members to take place.” That consultation with commence early next week and I will inform you once arrangements have been put in place. In the meanwhile we will continue to attend all meeting regarding this project to ensure we are able to fully inform our members during that consultation.
NWAS NHS Ambulance trade union news - Voice June 2019 Do you regularly work overtime? Is the overtime included in the calculation of what you are paid when on annual leave? Branch AGM The branch AGM has been arranged for Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 1900hrs GMB consultation have your say restricting exit payments in the public sector. Roster Review NHS Violence Reduction Strategy Report from GMB national ambulance committee Read more on the regional website - http://www.gmbnorthwest.co.uk/news/gmb-ambulance-trade-union-news-voice-june-2019
Please see below a response to our letter sent to the Department of Health regarding what we believe should be included in the NHS Violence Strategy. The sub-group leading our 'In Harm's Way' campaign will be able to consider this response when determining the next steps for the campaign. Thank you for your correspondence of 19 February to Matt Hancock with GMB's recommendations for the National Violence Strategy. As you know, Mr Hancock announced the Strategy on 31 October at the Royal College of Nursing Conference about the new Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act. I have been asked to reply. read more on the regional website - http://www.gmbnorthwest.co.uk/news/nhs-paramedics-harms-way-daily-gmb-trade-union-worried-about-member-welfare
TRADE DISPUTE WITH NORTH WEST AMBULANCE SERVICE NHS TRUST BALLOT RESULT We have received the independent scrutineer’s report following the ballot of GMB Paramedic members that closed today 17th January 2019. Whilst a significant majority of those taking part in the ballot voted yes for strike action and action short of strike, unfortunately the total number of members taking part in the ballot was less than the 50% threshold requirement. It is a legal requirement that 50% of those eligible to vote actually do so for us to be able to call on members to take action following a ballot. It is also a legal requirement that 40% vote yes when those balloted work in ‘important public services’. As you will see from the independent scrutineer’s report to follow only 36.6% of those eligible to take part actually voted. I can confirm that GMB will not be calling upon members to take part in industrial action following this ballot
Tonight is the last Friday before Christmas and over recent years we have seen a significant spike in assaults on 999 responders this evening. Our emergency services are over-stretched, short-staffed and under-resourced - so please be courteous to our crews. Please share this message with others 👇