Fighting off privatisation, increasing membership by 11.5% and ensuring members actively participated in equality networks were just some of the reasons Salisbury Health Branch won Branch of the Year.
Upon presenting the award at the Get Active awards ceremony in Taunton UNISON Regional Secretary Joanne Kaye said:
“Salisbury Health Branch is one of the regions smaller branches yet in spite of that they continue to make a big impact on behalf of members and services across their community.”
Salisbury Health Branch Secretary Mark Wareham said:
“I’m delighted to pick up this award on behalf of all of our fantastic representatives. We don’t usually have a big campaign to focus on in Salisbury but in the last year we’ve hit the headlines with the novichok incident and had threats of privatisation.
“The idea that some of our members could have been outsourced to a sub-co was enough to kick us into action and put the plans on hold. We’ve seen a huge increase in membership due to the work we’ve been doing.”