UNISON Branch Executive Meeting
Minutes of Meeting
9th September 2014
Classroom, Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital 6pm
Mairi Murray Chair
Janet Tierney Secretary
Alistair Morrison Treasurer
Kath Mace Steward
Janet Marshall Steward
Alison McVie Education Officer
Moira Sykes Steward
Apologies have been received from Catriona MacAulay
2. Approval of Minutes.
The minutes of August’s meeting were approved by Kath Mace.
3. Matters Arising
3.1 Issue: Health & Social Care Integration
Discussion: It was announced at the recent Board meeting that NHS Western Isles and CNES have agreed on the Joint Integrated Board (Body Corporate) model for the Integration.
4. Treasurers Report
4.1 Issue: Report
Discussion: The Treasurer reported the balance at the end of August was £15,465.19. There are still problems with the transfer from TSB to the Unity Trust Bank, money has been transferred to the wrong accounts. Hopefully this will be rectified soon. The new mileage rate circular was discussed. Staff are very dissatisfied with the new lower rates and also because they have to payback any overpayments incurred from when the circular was implemented in July. Staffside will discuss and negotiate the payback to be over a period of time for staff affected.
The Chairperson is to attend a meeting in Glasgow next week regarding Holiday Pay.
5. Secretary’s Report
5.1. Issue: Report
Discussion: Augusts’ membership figures are 0 Joiners and 2 Leavers. We received a thank you letter after our donation of £100 to There for You, UNISON Welfare Charity.
6. Welfare Report
6.1 Issue: Reports
Discussion: Janet Marshall to organise 2 gift cards to be sent out to 2 members on sick leave.
7. Health & Safety
7.1. Issue: H&S Meeting
Discussion: The chairperson reported more staffside reps are required for the Health & Safety meetings. If staffside cannot attend then members of unions can attend in their place.
8.1 Issue: Report
Discussion: The Education Officer reported that the CMI first line management course had been successful. There is going to be a follow up course, Improving Team Performance, applicants can still apply. The course will start at the end of October and is a Cross Union Course. The Cross Union Forum is very active and meetings will be held locally.
9.1 Issue: APF & HRF
Discussion: Janet T to sit on APF to replace Alistair Morrison after his recent retirement. Alison McVie will replace Janet Tierney at HRF.
9.2. Issue: Staff Survey Working Group
Discussion: Moira Sykes will attend the next Staff Survey Working Group as a rep from the Domestics area.
9.3. Issue: Scottish Council Meeting & Scottish Health Committee
Discussion: The Treasurer is to continue to attend the Scottish Council Meeting.
The Secretary is to attend the Scottish Health Committee.
9.4. Issue: Job Evaluation Training
Discussion: Janet Marshall attended the Job Evaluation Training and will now sit on job evaluation panels. Janet Tierney attended one day of the course as a refresher.
Meeting closed 7.40pm
Date of Next Meeting
Date: 14th October 2014.
Venue: Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital.