Open letter from Student Paramedics - #Treatusfairly.

Fred S
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Open letter to the Chief Executive, East of England Ambulance Service

Student Paramedics raised a collective grievance in April 2016. The grievance aimed to provide us with pay parity and address the financial detriment caused by delays to our training.

The financial detriment we are facing is as a direct result of the Trust failing to provide us with our Paramedic training within the 30 months outlined in our contracts.

The grievance also sought to protect our progression into band 6 at the 42 month point, or 12 months post registration, whichever came first.

UNISON has chased this grievance repeatedly and has provided copies of emails from HR stating they were looking at a hearing date. HR is now stating, 8 months after submission, that they do not accept our collective grievance.

Many of us believe the Trust has deliberately delayed our grievance because of the national band 6 agreement and the Trusts intention to lengthen the 12 month post registration period in band 5 before we can progress into band 6. This is grossly unfair and negatively affects hundreds of student Paramedics.

The collective grievance policy states a hearing should take place within 49 days of submission and this has not happened.

The collective grievance policy states access to the policy can be restricted or withheld where local negotiations are taking place and where Senior staffside agree. There are no negotiations taking place and UNISON does not agree for access to the collective grievance policy to be restricted or withheld.

HR have made their views clear, so we’re asking you, in an open letter, as our Chief Executive, to arrange a hearing and to commit to treat us fairly.

Signed by Student Paramedics, East of England Ambulance Service

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brown United Kingdom, Berkhamsted
    Dec 27, 2016
    Dec 27, 2016
    The repeated delays to the program have made planning my future impossible. Getting information from the trust HR about what will happen to salaries and timelines has been needlessly difficult. When will the trust be open and honest with its employees?
  • Callum Johnson
    Callum Johnson United Kingdom, Leighton Buzzard
    Dec 23, 2016
    Dec 23, 2016
    Because of the trust delaying my student Paramedic programme, my future plans to move to America for 2 years have been ruined as I will be too old to apply for the relevant visa when I finish the Paramedic course.

    You have literally ruined my future plans that I have held for years. Thank you.
  • David stimpson
    David stimpson United Kingdom, Great Yarmouth
    Dec 23, 2016
    Dec 23, 2016
    All of us are effected
  • Georgina Bell
    Georgina Bell United Kingdom, Norwich
    Dec 23, 2016
    Dec 23, 2016
    I love my job and enjoy treating all patients however, i have no trust in my employer and feel that we get 'used and abused' at times.
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