Local and national campaigns

The activities of UNISON Great Western Ambulance Branch are directed by the needs of our members.  Here is a brief overview of our main priorities, illustrated by some of our campaigns, past and present...


Local campaigns - past and present


Keep OOH with GWAS
We need to fight to keep the Out Of Hours service with GWAS.  Sign this petition and send a letter to your councillors & MP.

UNISON Great Western Ambulance Branch supports the national "million voices" campaign.
Newborn baby
Local doctors are forming a Clinical Commissioning Group for your area with new powers to decide what health services we can access and who provides them.
Say no to postcode pay
Our NHS.  Our Future.
Read about the south west pay cartel made possible by the Tories' Health & Social Care Act

With full training in the commission process, UNISON Great Western Ambulance Branch is at the forefront of work to ensure that PTS contracts remain with GWAS.

With national support, UNISON Great Western Ambulance Branch is backing our ECA members by fighting for improved training.
Through our participation in working groups and the JCNC, UNISON is a vital part of the day-to-day development of the trust working to protect our working conditions as we merge with SWAST
industrial dispute
For more details on the 2010-2011 industrial dispute, and what UNISON did to bring it to a successful resolution, please see our "News and Archive" section.

UNISON highlights the benefits of flexible working arrangements


For more information on how you can help, please email yourvoice@unisongreatwestern.co.uk


National campaigns - past and present

UNISON Great Western Ambulance Branch actively support these national campaigns.

We want to see changes that put people before profit and public interest before private greed.
Keep the NHS working
UNISON is calling on the government to stop expanding the role of the private sector in the NHS.
Positively Public
UNISON's campaign to keep public services both public and well-funded.
The living wage is an hourly rate that gives the minimum pay rate required for a worker to provide their family with the essentials of life.
March for a future that works
"Marching for a future that works", the amazing demonstration in London on 20th October 2012.

"March for the Alternative" demonstration 26th March 2011.  For more details click here.  For local FREE transport arrangements click here.

Fighting for a fair deal for public service workers.
Equal Pay
UNISON is working hard to ensure all our members get fair treatment and equal pay at work.
Protect our pensions
Ensuring your retirement is not blighted by poverty.

Through its health and safety campaigns, UNISON is fighting to make work a safer place.
UNISON International
Find out how UNISON is driving the global trade union agenda.

Discover how UNISON is tackling climate change and get ideas about action you can take

Ensuring services work for everyone.

UNISON makes a stand whether racism is in the workplace or in politics.
Defend the public library service
UNISON has launched a new campaign to save the nation's libraries.