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



How Lighthouse Financial Advice can help UNISONmembers?

 

Lighthouse Financial Advice is a firm of Financial Advisers who provide advice to members of UNISON.  We have c 140 fully qualified advisers throughout the UK who are committed to providing all clients with the same standard of excellent, professional service.

 

 

How the service works for UNISON members

 

Individual Appointments

 

Members of UNISON are entitled to a complimentary, no obligation, review meeting, which can be accessed at a place to suit the individual member, or via telephone or skype.  Typically, this will last for approximately one hour and Lighthouse will bear the cost.  The adviser will be able to provide guidance and support on financial matters such as:

 

➢ Retirement planning
➢ Investing for income and growth
➢ Protecting your family
➢ Pension advice
➢ Redundancy
➢ Mortgages

 

Surgery Days

 

Lighthouse Financial Advice is able to organise surgery days for members that give them an opportunity to have a 30 minute consultation with a financial adviser.  Surgeries are normally held at the place of work.

 

 

Seminars and Webinars

Lighthouse Financial Advice is able to run themed seminars and webinars on financial subjects such as pre-retirementredundancy and mortgages.  The seminars and webinars cover generic financial planning information on the key aspects members would need to consider.  Tax advice which contains no investment element is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

 

 

Seminars, webinars and surgeries are free to UNISON members, with the exception of Pension changes/transfers - this work may incur a fee, which we would be happy to discuss with you in further detail if required.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help UNISON members, please contact: 

 

North Yorkshire, Leeds/Bradford, North East, Scotland & N Ireland:

Gillian McGrath on 01505 502836 or 07887 788935 Or Email gillian.mcgrath@lighthousefa.co.uk

 

 

London, Home Counties, South West & South Wales:

Helen Andrews on 01277 215312 or 07771 804658 Or Email helen.andrews@lighthousefa.co.uk

 

 

Midlands, North West & North Wales, East, South & West Yorkshire:

John Duffy on 01778 425433 or 07535 991722 Or Email john.duffy@lighthousefa.co.uk

 

 

 

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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.

 

MANY THANKS