£3,000,000 – We are simply the Best, better than all the rest!

  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 injured for them to rightly receive these payments and perhaps it is something that should not be celebrated? But, if our members are made unwell…

LASUNISON.COM – 15 Years Online

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 exclusively for London Ambulance staff and one of the first UNISON branches in the country to launch a website. Back in 2003 the Labour Party…

Winter Pressures

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 UK are also finding it difficult to manage. Every day and every hour Ambulances are being queued, just waiting to unload the patient that they…

Eric Roberts

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 raise a glass to Eric and celebrate his life. In October we lost another great Trade Unionist, Rodney Bickerstaffe former General Secretary of our former…

A Chair’s blog….no not a chair chair, a Branch Chair

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 Committee, a role that I absolutely relish but I have to be clear, a role that I never intended to do right now. Never the…

El Presidente

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 position as it is something I always have wanted to do, but in the future – it shouldn’t have been time yet. As you all…

New Branch Blog

Welcome to the New LAS UNISON Branch Blog. Eric Roberts started his blog back in 2010 as a new and unique way to communicate with our members. It was passionate, funny, informative and gave a personal view from our Branch Secretary and UNISON president on what he wanted for our members. Yes, we have a website, facebook page and a twitter account, but sometimes it is difficult to get across on these platforms what you want to say. For example: The…

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