National Agenda for Change profiles for ambulance workers have just been released. There has been a dispute for some time between UNISON's Ambulance sector and the management organisation, the Ambulance Service Association (ASA), over these profiles. The ASA had been unwilling to agree to the release of profiles because they did not want to fund the likely results - ambulance workers would be entitled to more money.
Branches will need to work to ensure the matching process is applied properly and that we are in a position to defend the resulting banding (guaranteeing us higher wages) if it goes against management's view.
The lack of funding of Agenda for Change will affect all health workers.