**** BALLOT TIME 🗳 **** Can we remind all members your NHS Pay Deal ballot will be arriving shortly via post. It’s important you cast your vote 🗳 and send it back to us to ensure we are heard! A reminder that GMB are advising rejection of this offer! Any question? Please comment below!
With Sadness We as Branch would like to share our deepest sorrow at the passing of our beloved friend and colleague Mr Simon C Todd. Simon was at the very heart of GMB@EMAS, he did immeasurable amounts of work to not only raise the profile of our Branch and Trade Union but also to spearhead the ever-evolving need for improving employer/employee relations. Simon was never short of a word, never far from a joke and always a man who added sense of value and purpose to any meeting or function he attended. Simon was also a good friend to many of us outside of work, he enjoyed his social life and love of music, especially his beloved Status Quo wherever he is now he is sure to be Rocking All Over the World. Along with the Trust we will be an integral part of his funeral, but our thoughts now should be with his wife Christine who has been so brave and so beautifully dignified in the past few days, we all revere in her courage. The love of a wife is echoed thousands of times over by us all, therewas only one Simon C Todd and he was part of the EMAS/GMB family and always will be. Please feel free to share your comments and thoughts with us, let us celebrate a wonderful man whilst we collectively grieve together. We send you our love “Toddy” you are missed now and forever. We love you Brother x
We are aware of letters arriving with staff detailing stat and mand courses that still need to be completed. We were made aware on Thursday that these letters had been sent out however it was only a courtesy to tell us...completion of stat and mand is a contractural requirement and as such the trust can send letters out to remind you of this requirement. Just a few points to make clear If you believe you have completed all the required training (including the e learning suite) and you have still received a letter...log onto the e learning section of insite, take a photo of the page that proves you have completed the training and show it to your line manager but follow this up with an e mail. There is some confusion over the wording of the letter which talks about the 2018/19 courses yet is asking for them to be completed by June 2018......we will follow this up next week. If you still need to complete any of the courses and you do it in your own time you can claim OT or TOIL as this is training the trust require you to complete however if you do not wish to complete in your own time then request down time during a shift. If your down time is refused make a note of the date and time and the reason for refusal and make sure your line manager is aware
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4 extra meeting dates have been arranged to discuss with staff the NHS pay offer. 18th April Bracebridge Heath...this will be run as a drop in session for EOC staff from 0900 - 1300 25th April Simon Todds office lower floor HP also a drop in session for HP EOC staff and all enabling services staff from 0900 - 1100 and 1230 - 1500 30th April Towcester 1000 - 1200 1st May bracebridge Heath another drop in session for BBH EOC staff and enabling services staff 1330 - 1600 The ballot will run from 18/05/18 to 06/06/18...please make sure GMB have your up to date details so you can receive your ballot paper Regarding all meetings being held across the trust GMB reps will be working flat out over the next 6 weeks to try and get to as many of you as we can, all of them work full time on the road and many of them will be undertaking these meetings in their own time. Please bear this in mind during all discussions as we do understand this is a very emotive subject at the moment. Any member of staff who wants a vote but is not in a union you can join online but you will have to join atleast 2 weeks prior to the 18th of may to get a vote. Cheers
** NHS PAY OFFER ** GMB UNION WORKPLACE MEETINGS GMB Reps will be holding extensive consultation meetings across all divisions. THE MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO ALL EMPLOYEES. If you are not a member of GMB, you can join on the day to ensure you get a vote on pay. If you join on line, it must me at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the ballot to ensure you get a vote. The ballot runs from 18th May – 6th June 2018 Details on your station visits can be found below.
To all EMAS staff whether you are working or not this weekend have a great easter and i hope you get to spend as much of it as you can with your loved ones (in the ambulance service this is normally translated as....your crewmate 🤣🤣)