Welcome to UNISON Highland Branch Website
UNISON Highland Branch represents Highland Council Staff, Further Education Support Staff, Highlife Highland, Bear Scotland and Community and Voluntary Organisations in and around Highlands and Islands. We negotiate with employers on pay, terms and conditions, and assist members with work issues including grievances and disciplinary, bullying, and health and safety matters.
UNISON is Britain's biggest public service union, representing more than 1.3 million people across the UK's public services.
On this site you can:
- get help and advice
- contact the branch office
- find out about joining UNISON
- check up on branch news and events
- update your membership details
- connect to UNISON nationally and other useful links
If you have any suggestions or there is anything in particular you would like to see on the website please send an email to the Web Manager
This is a potentially interesting/valuable meeting if folk are free. The link takes you to an online (free) booking page with more information about the event.
UNISON Area Organiser
Highland Resource Centre
53 Shore St, Inverness
HIGHLAND BRANCH ACTIVISTS
It is hoped to have a joint briefing by Ken Matthews on 2 issues that have seen significant developments over these last few months and that may also be affecting our members. The issues are Holiday Pay and Capability. This is an opportunity for you, as activists within our branch, to update your knowledge, but also to ask Ken any related questions about these issues. It is a joint briefing, in that there will be activists from both our branch and the Highland Healthcare branch.
The briefing is to take place at 6 pm on Wednesday 4 February 2015 in the UNISON Resource Centre, Inverness, where light refreshments will also be provided.
Please let me know, by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 28 January 2015, if you are able to attend.
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 £40.
To apply and download the application form visit unison.org/thereforyou or simply contact your UNISON branch office. Everyone that applies
will receive a booklet giving information about other help that may be available and how to reduce your fuel costs in the future.
Tackling Oppressive Behaviour in Employment
'Tackling Oppressive Behaviour In Employment’.www.tobie.org.uk
The site is a sign post to support and help for those workers who feel they are being oppressed.
E-MAIL ADDRESS DETAILS
HI ALL, THE BRANCH OFFICE IS TRYING TO UPDATE MEMBERS E-MAIL ADDRESSES. IF YOU HAVE NOT INFORMED THE OFFICE OF YOUR ADDRESS OR HAVE CHANGED ADDRESSES COULD YOU PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW, EITHER BY USING THE CONTACT FORM, OR PHONING ON 01463 715891.