Get help with school uniform costs this summer


Struggling to make ends meet?

Worried about back to school costs?

Help is on hand

We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120.

To apply, download the application form from unison.org.uk/thereforyou or contact UNISONDirect on 0800 0 857 857

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 20 July 2018

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. 


See how much you have missed 

with the 


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UNISON have a dedicated website:


For lots more information and news visit the UNISON Scotland site at: