Tax Relief on UNISON Membership

If you work in a clinical role, you may be able to claim tax relief on your UNISON membership fees, Click here for FAQs and links (opens in a new window)

UNISON call on Scottish Government to devolve NHS union pay negotiations


Click here to see the UNISON Scotland News video on NHS pay (opens in new page)


Lilian Macer, UNISON Scotland convener and Tam Waterson Chair of the Scottish Health Committee explain why we now want to negotiate direct with the Scottish Government and not the UK NHS Pay Review Board.

UNISON, Scotland’s biggest health union, is calling on the Scottish Government to set up formal structures to negotiate direct with NHS unions in Scotland, and officially leave the UK’s NHS Pay Review Body.

The call comes after NHS members voted to accept a new three year pay deal direct with the Scottish Government after years of being given 1% pay rises from through UK’s NHS Pay Review Body. This is the first year UNISON and other health unions have submitted a pay claim direct to the Scottish Government.

UNISON There for You – Winter Fuel Grants 2018 - 19

Worried about paying your Winter Fuel Bill?

Get help staying warm this winter


With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills.


Help is on hand

“There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £60.


To apply and download the application form visit


Or simply contact your local UNISON branch office or ring UNISON Direct 

0800 0857 857 for a form to be sent to you.

Membership Services

Most people join and stay in UNISON to get the best representation and support at work when they need it. But UNISON members also receive superb membership benefits - you could save the cost of your subscription many times over.

For a comprehensive list of the superb offers available please visit the national UNISON website:

Interested in Learning?

There are many learning and training opportunities already available to UNISON members including our award-winning Return to Learn programme as well as discounts on Open University courses and locally organised training tailored to your needs. 


Most of the courses are on the mainland but 

some courses are held in the Western Isles: 

for example in recent years we have held:


Organising Steward training courses


Level I British Sign Language BSL


Improving Team Performance (SCQF 6)


UNISON has many e-Learning courses, to sign up for a free account to access all the e-learning options Click here (opens in new page)