Dear Colleague,

UNISON Scottish Health Care Branch would like to update you on what is being planned to consult with our members as we head towards the opening day of the ballot on the 3 years pay deal offer, which will run from July 16th until August 14th.

Your local branch stewards are arranging members meetings, to advise our members and to answer any queries around the pay offer. These should be taking place soon and will run before and throughout the consultation period. Therefore, please look out for notice of location/dates/times that these meetings will be taking place.

Any member who has their e mail registered on our membership system, will also be receiving communications from the Scottish Region in the lead up to the opening of the ballot, and therefore you may receive a number of e mails on this very important matter. We need to ensure we use every opportunity to correspond with as many members as possible and keep them fully updated on matters.

As well as the meetings your stewards are arranging, we have also arranged some “Pop In Surgeries” where myself, Tam Hiddleston or branch chair, Ian Cant, will be available at our 2 largest workplaces, Gyle Square & Meridian Court, where members can merely drop by to have any queries discussed and answered around the pay offer and what it means? Details of locations/dates/times are notified below.

We are trying to reach as many branch members as possible through members meetings but are conscious we have some work areas that don’t have dedicated branch stewards operating. For those members with any queries etc around the pay offer, then please e mail the branch at and I will respond asap.

For anyone wishing to see what the 3 years pay deal actually means for them on an individual, band, increment perspective, the please use the UNISON pay calculator by accesing this link.

Pop in Surgeries:
Gyle Square Trade Union Room – 19/07/18    1pm – 3pm
Meridian Court Trade Union Room – 23/07/18    11am – 2pm
Gyle Square Trade Union Room – 26/07/18    10am – 1pm
Meridian Court Trade Union Room – 30/07/18   1pm – 3pm


Tam Hiddleston
Branch Secretary
UNISON Scottish Health Care Branch