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
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
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.
6.1 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
8.1 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.
9.1 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
Venue: Education Unit, Western Isles Hospital