You are invited to attend one of the Branch Annual General Meetings on the following dates:


Monday     12 March 2018    The Learning Centre, Castlebay            2.00 pm

Tuesday     13 March 2018    Uist & Barra Hospital                    12:30 pm

Friday     23 March 2018    Clinical Skills Area, Western Isles Hospital    3.00 pm


Tea/coffee and cakes will be provided where available.  All those attending will be in with a chance of winning an iPad mini.

Nominations are sought for the undernoted posts and should be submitted to the Branch Secretary on the tear-off slip below by mail or by hand at the meeting.


Convenor    Vice Convenor    Secretary    Treasurer    Minute Secretary    APF Officer    

Welfare Officer    Communication Officer    Education Officer    Health and Safety Officer    

Health and Safety Reps*        Workplace Stewards*    Auditors (2)    

*Workplace stewards and health & safety representatives should be nominated and appointed by members in the workplace. 


All members are urged to attend one of these meetings.

UNISON Western Isles Health Branch

Retiring Chair Mairi Murray (left) with Flora Somerville, UNISON Local Area Organiser at the 2017 AGM

Welcome to our branch website. UNISON represents over 450 staff in NHS Western Isles, including nurses, AHPs, health care assistants, administration staff, porters, ambulance staff and estates staff.

We negotiate for better pay and conditions, 

support training initiatives, help individuals 

in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer 


We have workplace stewards in many areas, see our About Us page for a list of who does what and where.

On our Links page you can connect to other UNISON sites.

UNISON Western Isles Health Branch represents members working for NHS Western Isles. Branch members have access to a local network of branch officers, stewards and health & safety reps, with full time professional support, legal services, fringe benefits and all the power of the UK's largest union.

On this site you can contact the branch, ask questions, check out benefits, policies and conditions, join us, update your existing details, get leaflets and posters and get regular news updates



Tom Waterson, chair of the UNISON Scotland health committee said: “On 7 October 5000 UNISON members marched through Edinburgh demanding an end to austerity pay deals. Today UNISON build on that show of feeling, by lodging a formal pay claim on behalf of all NHS workers. 


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