Local decision making
We try to have a meeting every month, see the archive of minutes below. In addition we have staff side representation on local committees and decision making boards, representation on the Scottish Committees and send delegates to the Health and the National Conference every year
Archive of Minutes
About UNISON Western Isles Health Branch
UNISON members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include manual and white collar staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.
Most people join a union because they want protection at work - help with pay and conditions of service, legal or health and safety advice or representation in case things go wrong at work. That's what we're here for. UNISON negotiates on pay and working conditions at every level - local, regional and national. But we also do a lot more. Being a UNISON member gives you a range of benefits and unbeatable deals.
Every member of UNISON belongs to a local branch which is made up of people working for the same employer. Click here to see who does what.
Local stewards are there to represent you at work and help find the answers to your problems. They are volunteers and play a vital role in recruiting new members and organising your branch. If you have a problem, talk to your local steward. If they can't handle the problem on their own, they can talk to other branch officers or full - time union experts on your behalf.
Anyone can face problems at work sometimes but if you are a member of UNISON, you don't have to face them alone. We can provide advice or representation on things like pay, rotas, leave and sickness procedures. We are also there to help you make sure your workplace is healthy and safe, support you in case of disciplinary action, dismissals or redundancy
UNISONScotland represents the whole health care team across Scotland.
The image shows the 2014 AGM with our guest speaker, the National President Maureen who spoke very movingly about the discrimination she had faced during her working life.
Nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, admin staff, cleaning, catering, porters, laundry workers are just some examples of the UNISON members who, together, make our health service work. Most of these work directly for the National Health Service but many also work in privatised and Public Finance Initiative (PFI) companies.
The Scottish Health Service Group is made up of representatives from branches around Scotland in partnership with full time union officers.