ABOUT THE NETWORK
The Overseas Nurses
Network was launched in December 2003 in Glasgow.
The network provides an opportunity to meet and get to know
other nurses from overseas. It will also provide information
and support. Also see our useful job
and resource links.
AIMS OF THE NETWORK
To set up and maintain a network of nurses and other care
workers from overseas which will do / provide the following:-
- Act as an information point to provide information
on a range of relevant issues such as Trade Union rights,
employment rights, contracts of employment, employment
law affecting overseas workers etc. etc., welfare information,
- Use the network as a conduit for consultation
with this group of members. What are their specific needs
as overseas workers?
- Provide access to training such as Stewards and/or
Health & Safety training, assertiveness training,
Rights issues, Communications training such as newsletter
and computer training.
- Provide a means to network on a professional level
for overseas members working mainly in the private healthcare
sector, (but also in the voluntary and NHS sector), such
a network does not exist at present.
- Provide a means to network on a social level,
and meet other members in similar circumstances. Provide
a chance to "get together" and share experiences
and useful information. Establish stewards who will act
as buddies as well for new members, newly arrived in Scotland.
- Provide access to UNISON Welfare and other support
- Organise an annual event which will be the main
event in the network's calendar ( less formal than an
- Encourage members to become active in their Branch.
The UNISON Migrant Workers pages are at:
Resources from 2004-5