Ambulance branch in talks to avert ballot on industrial action

Representatives from the ambulance branch have been in┬ánegotiations with mangers from the ambulance trust in a bid to resolve the problem of frontline staff having to work excessive hours. After what branch secreatry Fraer Stevenson described as “a year of broken promises” the branch members agreed to be balloted on industrial action if the matter […]

UNISON releases film showing the stress on ambulance staff in advance of vote on strike action

The stress faced by frontline ambulance staff in the East of England Ambulance Service is set out in a hard hitting film released by UNISON today (Monday). The six minute film is being released as staff are about to be balloted on industrial action over a lack of rest breaks and enforced overtime that can […]

UNISON film tells of ambulance staff fear of drug errors and driving accidents caused by stress and exhaustion due to long hours

Trade union UNISON has made a film highlighting the impact of stress on front line ambulance service staff after a recent UNISON survey revealed the number one cause of stress was late finishes. In the film staff talk about falling asleep while driving, worrying about making drug errors and the fearing that they will have […]