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On the 4 December 2021 at the UNISON Scottish Council Lothian Health branch and four healthcare branches raised a motion in response to four resolutions passed by UNISON’s...
| First Female Employee Director - NHS Lothian
Tracy Anne Miller a UNISON Shop Steward has been elected to the role of Employee Director for NHS Lothian and is the first ever female to hold this appointment. As Employee...
| Black Members AGM 18 December 2021
Black Members Annual General Meeting - 18 December 2021 - 10:00 – 16:30 Venue: Kings Manor Hotel Edinburgh, 100 Milton Rd E, Edinburgh EH15 2NP The AGM is open to all UNISON...
| Greta Thunberg's call to action
“There is hope– I’ve seen it – but it does not come from the governments or corporations, it comes from the people.” Greta Thunberg The people of Scotland have a unique...
| Financial Wellbeing Webinar
Hi Everyone If you have attended any of the Pensions Briefings UNISON has run or are attending one of the three sessions next week, and have further questions relating to your...
| UNISON welcomes our new Nursing Students
UNISON Lothian Health Branch welcomes you to University and your new career in Healthcare. Studying and training to be any healthcare professional is exciting, but it can also be...
| Pensions Update
Online Meeting’s to Outline Proposed Changes Virtual meetings to update our members on proposed changes to their pension scheme contributions will take place on September 13th...
| £500 COVID PAYMENT
Message from Willie Duffy UNISON Regional Officer I am writing on behalf of STAC Staff Side in relation to the above matter. On 30 November 2020 the First Minister announced a £...
| July Retired Members News
The July edition of the Retired Members News is now available to read click here to open the newletter
| Scottish government self-isolation rules are not an appropriate or well evidenced
‘Scottish government self-isolation rules are not an appropriate or well evidenced response to address the current staffing crisis’, says UNISON UNISON’s statement was made...
| Windrush Caribbean Film Festival - free tickets
UNISON Scotland is supporting the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) 2021. Films and events, for obvious reasons, are on online. So if you buy a ticket you can take part in...
| Scottish Health Awards
Scottish Health Awards STOP! THINK! LOOK AROUND! In the most bizarre, unusual and scariest 18 months of our lifetime you and your colleagues have been taken to the edge and back...
| Focus on WellBeing
A Webinar Programme For Health and Social Care Staff The aim of fourth Focus on Wellbeing Programme is to empower and encourage health and social care staff and unpaid carers to...
| Carers Week 7-13th of June
Let’s Make Caring Visible and Valued! There are over 70,000 carers in Lothian, and one in seven of the UK workforce is juggling an unpaid caring role along side their employment....
| UNISON NEC Elections Abiola Kusoro
The Branch nominated Abiola Kusoro in the UNISON National Executive Council Elections. She is standing in the National Black Members Reserved Seat. Abiola is committed to: Putting...
| UNISON NEC Elections Davena Rankin
Davena has demonstrated through her actions that she will stand up and fight for the rights of all our members. Whilst being on the NEC, she has remained as branch secretary and...
| UNISON NEC Elections Kate Ramsden
Kate Ramsden has been an NEC member for the past four years and has been a strong voice for Scotland on the NEC. Working as a children’s rights officer, Kate’s activism is...
| UNISON NEC ELECTIONS Gordon McKay
Our branch nominated Gordon McKay for the Health Male seat in our NEC elections. Gordon has been elected to the NEC six times and has been President of our union. We nominated him...
| Pay Rally Wednesday 12 May on Facebook
There will be a Pay Rally on Facebook on 12 May at 6pm we are asking that all our members attend.
| NEC Elections
Members will start receiving ballot papers to their homes from May 4th for UNISON National Executive Council elections. These elections are very important for our union as it is...
| Have your say on NHS PAY
Vote ACCEPT on NHS pay deal Ballot opens on 15 April and closes on 7 May UNISON is recommending you vote ACCEPT If you have further questions please speak to your steward contact...
| NHS Pay Ballot
A ballot is to be held to determine wether we accept the pay deal being offered by the Scottish Government. To read more about the pay offer click here
| Workforce Recovery – mailbox for direct engagement
The Deputy Director of Leadership, Culture & Wellbeing Cat McMeeken has issued a letter updating the availability of a mailbox set-up to provide members of the workforce with...
| Health Pay Update March 2021
Over the past week UNISON – with Scotland’s other trade unions – has been in formal pay negotiations for Agenda for Change staff. Negotiations are over and an offer has been made...
| Statement on NHS Scotland pay negotiations
Over the past week UNISON – with Scotland’s other health trade unions – has been in formal pay negotiations for Agenda for Change staff with the Scottish Government and NHS...