Like everyone else, I won’t be sad to see the end of this year. Our members continue to make sacrifices over and above the call of duty. Many have become really unwell due to this dreadful virus and sadly, some, have paid with their lives. Lots of us, have lost wonderful colleagues and great friends.… Continue reading 2020 – This heart-breaking year
This is my first blog post which some may say is a bit overdue since I am the communications officer to launch the first ambulance union website back in 2003. But, I have generally stuck to communicating the news rather than generating it. It would be an understatement to say 2020 has been a difficult… Continue reading Comms Blog
Dear Colleagues, LAS UNISON Branch is proud to announce a momentous occasion, we have reached our 4000th Member! Not only is UNISON the largest Union in the Country, LAS UNISON is the biggest Ambulance Branch in the Country, we are also the largest Health Branch in London! 4000 Members is not just an accident, it… Continue reading We are the 4000!
I have really enjoyed working for this Service over the last 32 years. I started at Hackney on day work, then re-graded and started on the Edmonton complex working out of Tottenham where a few years after I became the Station Representative. Some years later I moved to Romford to be nearer home and then continued to be the… Continue reading Consultants & Consultation
It’s finally happened! LAS UNISON members have received over £3,000,000 in personal injury compensation since our records began in 1999. Since UNISON was created we have won a staggering £727.5 million in compensation for our members. That is nearly £30 million every year! It is not right that our members were made unwell or… Continue reading £3,000,000 – We are simply the Best, better than all the rest!
This year marks lots of anniversaries. The NHS is celebrating 70 years, UNISON is 25 years old, the service scheduling department is 20 years and the LAS UNISON Branch website is celebrating 15 years! In July 2003 the London Ambulance Service branch of UNISON launched online. We were the first union to launch a website… Continue reading LASUNISON.COM – 15 Years Online
Dear LAS UNISON Member, Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. But it seems to me 2018 is here and nothing has changed, our call rate is still increasing beyond being funny and if we are truthful we are finding it difficult to cope. Hospitals across London and all across the… Continue reading Winter Pressures
My great friend and our Branch Secretary passed away a year ago today; Eric is still massively missed, not only by his family but by everyone that was lucky enough to know him. The great work that Eric did for all health workers will never be forgotten and today I would hope that everyone will… Continue reading Eric Roberts
Tough times Is been a busy few days for me but not anywhere near as busy as it has been for others in our capital city. All in all some pretty tough times lately. Let me introduce myself, my name is Tim. Since April this year I have been Chair of the LAS UNISON Branch… Continue reading A Chair’s blog….no not a chair chair, a Branch Chair
Dear UNISON Member, Let me introduce myself, my name is Eddie Brand and I am the new Branch Secretary for our great Branch, the London Ambulance Service UNISON Branch. One of the largest Ambulance Branches in the UK and one of the biggest Health Branches in London. I am very proud to be holding this… Continue reading El Presidente