UNISON Branch Executive Meeting

Minutes of Meeting 12th August 2014

Classroom, Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital

Janet Tierney         Acting Chairman        Janet Marshall     Acting Secretary

Alsion McVie        Education Officer        Catriona MacAulay    Steward    

Kath Mace        Steward            Moira Sykes        Steward            

1.    Apologies

    Apologies have been received from Mairi Murray

2.    Approval of Minutes

    The minutes of the meeting of 10th June were approved by Kath Mace

3.    Matters Arising

    3.1     Issue:        Domestic Issues 

        Discussion:        Resolved

    3.2    Issue:        Health and Social Care Integration

        Discussion:    Mairi Murray attended a meeting at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar regarding Health and Social Care Integration

    3.3    Issue:        mRec

        Discussion:    There have been no further developments as due to annual leave etc it has not been possible to hold a quorate meeting recently.

    3.4    Issue:        Communications

        Discussion:    Janet Marshall as Communications Officer has now received the log in information to update the website and will create a Facebook page, and will familiarise herself with the details, however she will wait until after she has attended the course for Communcation Officers held in October before and major or structural changes are made.

4.    Treasurer's Report

    4.1    Issue:        Report

        Discussion:    The Treasurer submitted a report stating the balance and 30th June was £15,200.29, and the Industrial Action fund is £375.76, more     recent figures are awaited.

The invoice has been received for display materials ordered by Kath and Janet M at the Delegates Conference in June.

The transfer of the bank accounts to Unity Trust is taking longer than     expected so this branch is still  to make donations already approved.

A donation of £100 was agreed to be made to the UNISON Welfare fund.

5.    Secretary's Report

    5.1    Issue:        Report

        Discussion:    In June there were  2 new joiners and 3 leavers,  in July there was 1 new joiner and 6 leavers however at least 5 of these were retiring and some may become Retired Members.

6.    Welfare

    6.1    Issue:        Training

        Discusion:    Various training courses are available in Welfare issues.

    6.2    Issue:        Support to Members

        Discussion:    There are two members who have been on long term sickness absence; it was agreed that gift cards be given to them to the value of £25 - £30.

7.    Health and Safety

    There were no issues to report

8.    Education

    8.1    Issue:        Student Nurse Induction

    Discussion:    When Jane Atkinson came over last year she gave a very good presentation, Janet T to check with her if we can have a copy of the presentation. 

In addition the Student Nurses goody bags are still awaited however 18 copies of Dictionaries have already been ordered.

    8.2    Issue:        Introduction to Management

        Discussion:    ULR CMI Introduction to Management "Improving Team Performance" for first line management will give 7 credits towards the full certificate.

    8.3    Issue:        Steward Training

        Discussion:    Kath is to complete her training in December. Moira expressed an interest in completing the H&S course, Janet T to check if this is suitable.

9.    AOCB    

    9.1    Issue:        Changes in Reimbursement of Fuel Expenses.

        Discussion:    No notifications have been received by members in the Southern Isles regarding changes and reductions to fuel expenses claimable from 1st July.

Meeting closed 7:45

Date of Next Meeting

Date         Tuesday 9th September

Time:         18:00

Venue:        Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital