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Monday, February 15, 2016

GMB Secures Uplift Of Paramedics Pay In Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Increased pay will help with the recruitment and retention of staff to tackle the problems caused by a shortage of paramedics says GMB.

GMB, the union for ambulance staff, has secured an uplift in paramedic pay in Yorkshire Ambulance Service that will lead to increases of between £544 and £2,909 more each year depending on their current pay point.

This is an increase of between 2.5% and 12.6%.See note 1 for changes in salary

GMB was formally recognised by Yorkshire Ambulance Service in June 2015. Since being recognised, GMB have worked alongside other ambulance trade unions to enhance the working environment for all levels of staff within the ambulance service.

Stacey Booth, GMB Officer said "GMB has campaigned to ensure the recruitment and retention problem is addressed. We are pleased Yorkshire Ambulance Service have recognised that in addressing this problem we need to award fair pay for paramedic staff.

Further work will be undertaken by GMB, fellow unions and YAS management in the coming months to finalise areas of career progression for paramedics and front line ambulance staff. This is of particular importance during this time of great concern as there is a significant problem of recruitment and retention of paramedics in ambulance services across the country.

It has been a busy few months in Yorkshire Ambulance service but all the hard work is beginning to pay off. GMB has a fantastic group of representatives and the local GMB Branch are ensuring GMB members at Yorkshire Ambulance Service are represented effectively the negotiations to uplift the paramedic pay is just one of many campaigns we are involved in.”

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Contact: GMB Officer Stacey Booth on 07813 541788; or GMB press office 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823

Notes to Editors

1 Paramedic Salary changes

Band

Pay Point

Current Basic Salary

Band

Pay Point

New Basic Salary

Increase in Basic Salary

Date

5

16

£21,692

5

17

£22,236

£544

Next Increment Date

5

17

£22,236

5

18

£23,132

£896

5

18

£23,132

6

21

£26,041

£2,909

5

19

£24,063

6

21

£26,041

£1,978

5

20

£25,047

6

21

£26,041

£994

5

21

£26,041

6

22

£27,090

£1,049

5

22

£27,090

6

23

£28,180

£1,090

5

23

£28,180

6

24

£29,043

£863

note i

5

23

£28,180

6

24

£29,043

£863

note ii

6

 

 

6

25

£30,057

£1,014

Next Increment Date

6

 

 

6

26

£31,072

£1,015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i - Those who have reached pay point 23 between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 will move on to band 6 on next increment date

ii - Those who have reached pay point 23 before 1 April 2015 (held at top of band 5 for 12 months or more) will move on 1 April 2016. This will then become new increment date

 

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