Unison wins fair time off for students

Autumn 2017 saw a cohort of students from the East region head back to GCU to complete the rest of the mandatory modules required for them to qualify as Specialist Paramedics. Unfortunately and without discussion or consultation, the cohort found the management team in the East region had changed the amount of hours off afforded to students attending GCU for further development. During the previous modules which started at the beginning of 2017, a trainee specialist attending university was given the full day off if they were rostered to be on a 12 hour shift OR given 12 hours back if they were on a day off and due to attend university. Now however, they were told they would only be given 7