UNISON Branch Executive Meeting
Minutes of Meeting 12th April 2016
Classroom, Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital, 6.00 pm
Jane Montgomery Secretary Alistair Morrison Treasurer
Moira Sykes Steward Gillian Macdonald ULR
Chrisann Munro Steward Janet Tierney Steward
Kath Mace Welfare Officer
Apologies have been received from Richard Galloway, Mairi Murray, Stephan Smit and Moira Mackenzie
2. Approval of Minutes
February minutes were approved.
3. Matters Arising
12 Issue: Budget Setting
Discussion: This has still to be done
3.2 Issue: PAAW
Discussion: This is still no further forward. Auditors are under the impression that this will level itself out throughout the year. Marion Geddes is awaiting their report.
Staff Side have submitted a grievance re back pay. A meeting to discuss the progress on this has to be organised.
4. Treasurer's Report
Discussion: Alistair Morrison submitted a report stating that at the 31st March 2016 the accounts were:
Current Account £17,351.16
Industrial Action Fund £378.69
Chairperson Altocard £438.38
Secretary Altocard £280.29
Treasurer Altocard £56.06
Petty Cash £16.18
There are two cheques not cashed to the value of £863.07, one from 2015 and one from 2016.
5. Secretary's Report
Discussion: Joiners 3, Leavers 5.
6. Welfare Officer's Report
Discussion: Don Murray from Occupational Health has asked if we would sponsor bibs for his football team. We have received a proforma for £88. The committee approved this
Issue: Welfare AGM
Discussion There will be an AGM for the Welfare committee held the day before National Conference in Brighton. Kath will attend this.
7. Health & Safety
Issue: Health & Safety Report
Discussion: No Report
8. Education Officer’s Report
Issue: No Report
Discussion: We have three new ULRs going for training.
9. Health & Social Care Integration
Discussion: This is now moving and letters are expected to go out to all staff who will be affected
10. Trade Union Bill
Discussion: On 19/04 there will be a discussion re Docas payments for subs coming from wages, there will be a debate in the House of Lords.
Issue: This will be removed from the Agenda
12. AOCB :
Discussion: It was agreed that we will need to contact the Scottish Secretary to request that Alistair continue on as the branch Treasurer.
Issue: Disability PIN Guidelines
Discussion: These are currently under review. It has been suggested that we should keep an eye in boards as to the treatment of staff with disabilities.
Issue: Student Nurses Bursary
Discussion: This is still ongoing. There has been discussion of a hustings where this will be discussed
Meeting closed at 7.00pm
Date of Next Meeting
Date: Tuesday 10th May 2016
Venue: Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital