UNISON is one of Britain’s biggest unions, representing more than 1.3 million members across the UK’s public services. South Western Ambulance & Allied Health Branch covers UNISON members working in the NHS or for private contractors providing public services relating to pre-hopistal care.
Our members include staff working full or part time in South Western Ambulance Service, private and voluntary sectors. Our list of employers include:
- South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust
- Arriva Transport
- Bristol Ambulance
- Care UK
- Devon Doctors
- E-Zec Medical
- First Care Ambulance
- Kernow Ambulance
- Mobile Care
- NSL Care Services
- Rapid & Secure
- St John Ambulance
- Wings Ambulance Service
- Plymouth University, Bournemouth University and UWE (paramedic science staff & students)
As well as current employees, SWAAHB also looks after retired members and students, proving that we are stronger together!
We negotiate on behalf of our members for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.
Attention! To all Unison members of UWE DLP Cohorts 1 and 4 The Branch has reminded the Trust of its promise to the Students of Cohorts 1 & 4, in the course-fee funding settlement of Oct 2019. That promise was; “ …we would like to offer you a priority place on a fully...
If you remember when the role of ERA was introduced during Covid-19 we negotiated a payment of 7.5% for ECAs who were working alongside an ERA and the ECA on Band 2 to be uplifted to Band 3 during Covid. We have been informed that this has resulted in overpayments to...
AACE Position Statement on the AGP Status of Chest Compressions and Defibrillation UNISON response The conflicting guidance that has been issued by expert bodies on the level of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that should be used when performing chest compressions...
The government is developing proposals to address the unlawful age discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes. More information on the ruling can its implications for the NHS Pension Scheme...
UNISON Ambulance member update April This is a member update from UNISON Ambulance Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) UNISON advice to ambulance members on PPE: • Individual risk assessments should be the main factor in deciding your level of PPE. • A minimum of...
We would like to encourage our SWASFT members to restart booking their annual leave as this is often found to be challenging when you are seeking your preferred choice. You can find more details and a FAQ’s link in the Chiefs Bulletin dated 24th April 2020.
Where to find us
UNISON Branch Office