Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornish Ambulance Staff Face Pay Cut

news_ambulance.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

3:54pm 3rd November 2011
(Updated 3:54pm 3rd November 2011)

Cornish paramedics are being asked to take a pay cut.

South Western Ambulance says it needs to save four million pounds a year.

Holiday leave, overtime and sickness benefits could change too.

Paramedic Alan Lofthouse speaks for Unison.

He blames government cuts:

"It is incredibly demanding, both physically and mentally. But, ambulance staff do do it to the best of their abilities, saving lives, every day. The government needs to really consider how it's funding the NHS to make sure that there aren't these shortfalls which mean that employers have to come to staff and ask them to make up that shortfall in their pay"


"Coming to people who've had to put up with a two year pay freeze and are looking at a potential pension contribution increase coming up,  it's not really fair to come to them and ask them to pay more for what is essentially the bankers mistakes with government funding"

A consultation is underway. A Trust spokesperson said:

“Like all public sector organisations, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) service has savings to make. For the financial year 2011/12 efficiency saving are necessary to address amongst other things, inflationary pressures and escalating fuel costs.

“The service is not anticipating making any compulsory redundancies and therefore needs to identify alternative ways of achieving the required efficiency savings.

“In support of this the Trust recently issued each member of its workforce with a questionnaire and accompanying letter. The aim of this was to invite ideas on potential money saving proposals.

“As an organisation which values the opinion and insights of its workforce, it is vital not to make any decisions without engaging with staff. It is important to point out that no decisions have been made at this time and all actions have been carried out in conjunction with Unions.

“The Trust takes its responsibility as an emergency and urgent care provider very seriously and has a good track record of delivering high quality services within budget. We are confident that any changes made will not compromise the quality of care provided to patients.”

3:54pm 3rd November 2011

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
bus

WATCH: Consultation On Cuts For Student Transport In Cornwall

Students over 16 could be forced to pay more to get to school

Cornish Pirates - logo

RUGBY: "Not All Is Lost" For Cornish Pirates

They are looking to bounce back as they face London Irish in the B&I Cup

Most read
police line

BREAKING: One Person Cut Free After Crash

It closed stretch of A30 near Bodmin, sparking long delays

mannequin challenge 1

WATCH: Firefighter's Death Sparks Mannequin Challenge

Cornish crews staged this video as a road safety warning

Top articles

WATCH: Christmas Cybercrime Warnings For Cornwall

Cornwall News: How three little words could protect thousands of us online...

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

AA Gill's last article reveals life-extending drug was too expensive

National News: Revered critic AA Gill described in his final article how the NHS was unable to give him potentially life-extending cancer treatment.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

AA Gill's last article reveals life-extending drug was too expensive

Showbiz News: Revered critic AA Gill described in his final article how the NHS was unable to give him potentially life-extending cancer treatment.

Explosion at Cairo's Coptic cathedral kills 25, wounds dozens

World News: A bomb explosion inside the main Coptic Christian cathedral in Egypt's capital, Cairo, has killed 25 people and wounded dozens.

Badminton and wheelchair rugby among sports to lose Olympic funding

Sports News: Archery, badminton, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby will not get funding in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Fancy a snooze? Edinburgh University students back £10k 'nap pods' on campus

Strange News: Students at Edinburgh University have voted in favour of installing "nap pods" in an effort to beat sleep deprivation.

Newer article

Firework Safety Warning

Cornwall News: Police roll out scheme after death of Bodmin mum

Older article

Missing Cornish Teenager

Cornwall News: Fears growing for 17 year old Samantha Thomas

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.