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About us

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
  • ERS
  • E-Zec Medical
  • First Care Ambulance
  • Kernow Ambulance
  • Mobile Care
  • NSL Care Services
  • Rapid & Secure
  • Servitas
  • St John Ambulance
  • Vocare
  • 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.

Latest News

NHS Pension Scheme Update

Ambulance update NHS Pension Scheme - Age Discrimination The government has now issued their consultation on correcting the unlawful age discrimination that was identified by the Court of Appeal in the 2015 reforms to the Judicial and Firefighters’ pension schemes....

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Unison Members of UWE Cohorts 1 and 4

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...

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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...

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Member Update – PPE chest compression

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...

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