UNISON Branch Executive Meeting
Minutes of Meeting 9th February 2016
Classroom, Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital, 6.00 pm
Janet Tierney Secretary Alistair Morrison Treasurer
Moira Sykes Steward Mairi Murray Chairperson
Stephen Smit Vice Chairperson
Apologies have been received from Catriona Macaulay, Alison MacVie, Janet Marshall, Kath Mace, Richard Galloway.
2. Approval of Minutes
January’s minutes were approved.
3. Matters Arising
3.1 Issue: Highland Resource Meeting
Discussion: No one was able to attend this meeting.
3.2 Issue: OLBA Training
Discussion: The Chairperson and Treasurer attended this training and the Branch are required to set a budget for the year. A date needs to be arranged soon for the budget to be set.
4. Treasurer's Report
Discussion: Alistair Morrison submitted a report stating that at the 31st January 2016 the accounts were:
Current Account £16,755.84
Industrial Action Fund £378.69
Chairperson Altocard £508.24
Secretary Altocard £174.59
Treasurer Altocard £32.87
Petty Cash £23.43
There are 10 cheques outstanding at a total value of £1,807.26. 3 are from 2015 and 7 from 2016
The Treasurer presented a draft of the Annual Accounts for discussion. The books will be audited in the next week and the final accounts will then be submitted.
5. Secretary's Report
Discussion: Joiners 4, Leavers 5. The Secretary and Chairperson will attend the Scottish Health Committee meeting in Glasgow next week.
6. Welfare Officer's Report
7. Health & Safety
Issue: Health & Safety Report
Discussion: There will be a Health & Safety Meeting held on 18th February 2016 at 10am in the Health Board Offices. The Chairperson will send an email to staffside to see if any can attend.
8. Education Officer’s Report
Issue: No Report
Discussion: ULRs are required for the Branch. Marta Chaba the Regional Learning and Development Organiser has emailed to say she would like to attend one of our meetings to discuss. She has advised she may
attend the March meeting, meantime it has been suggested we put an email out to members asking if any are interested.
9. Health & Social Care Integration
Discussion: The last meeting of the Workforce group was held recently. A new group is to be formed. There is going to be a HRF set up for the Integrated Board. The Chairperson attended the board meeting for the IJB which was held recently, the next one will be held in March.
10. Trade Union Bill
Discussion: The Trade Union Bill did not go through the House of Lords.
Issue: AGM Date
Discussion: Dave Watson has suggested we contact Willie Duffy as he is the most appropriate person to deliver a Pension Presentation. Willie has accepted the Branch’s invitation and will deliver the Pension presentation and also give a talk on the Band 1 Review. The AGM invite letters will go out to members next week and posters will be displayed soon.
Issue: Health Conference
Discussion: We need another Delegate to accompany Mairi to the Conference in April.
12. AOCB : PAIAW-There are major issues with Hotel Services staff no getting paid properly after the functionality button has been switched on. The Chairperson has discussed this with the Assistant Hotel Services Manager and an auditor is coming in to look at the issues. The Band 1 Review is progressing and Stephan Smit will be the UNISON lead for discussions with the employer.
Meeting closed at 7.00pm
Date of Next Meeting
Date: Tuesday 8th March 2016
Venue: Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital