GMB Ambulance Branch have sourced Face Visors from Merseyside PPE Hub, which is a school/college in Liverpool who have set up a small production team from its teaching staff to make Face Visors and other items of PPE.
Regional Secretary, Paul McCarthy, made the original contact and arrangements have been made from there. 200 visors were picked up today and hoping to submit a regular order in each week.
After realising his busy co-worker members would welcome much needed refreshments, and maybe someone to listen to and take forward their concerns, GMB Convenor Tony Dunn (GMB NW Ambulance Service Branch) took the initiative to load up a van with hot and cold drinks and some sandwiches and snacks, to give our heroic front-line ambulance workers some sustenance as well as a little down-time (albeit very short) ….So a big clap for Tony and the GMB NWAS Branch!
You are a GMB Super Member Tony, We Salute You.
Paul Turner, GMB Deputy Branch Secretary for North West Ambulance Branch, wasn’t going to let his members go without proper protection during the Covid-19 pandemic – he began sourcing local businesses to help supply front-line ambulance workers with plastic face visors as they battle the virus along with other NHS colleagues to keep us safe.
As we are all learning from the local and national news reports, more NHS and Care workers are themselves becoming infected by the deadly Covid-19 virus…..Great work Paul, the members and the GMB are very proud of you!
As you know the roster review is attempting to match resource to demand to assist in this a company called ORH were commissioned to carry out a demand analysis.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the recent GMB survey of ambulance service members. The results are in and the message is clear.
FBU & Judges claims regarding changes in pension arrangements
AMBULANCE SERVICE WORKERS - RETIREMENT AGE CAMPAIGN HAVE YOUR SAY - COMPLETE THE GMB UNION SURVEY TODAY!
The retirement age for operational ambulance workers now stands at 68 years of age. This could prove to have a detrimental impact on the long-term health of many of our members. Studies have shown that shift workers are more at risk of developing ill-health conditions.