Cost of Living Crisis Survival

Vital knowledge to help you and your colleagues survive in these challenging times

Alongside our campaigning work, we want to help you to survive the coming months by accessing the advice, guidance and financial support that is available from our union, from the welfare state and from agencies across Wales.

We also want to raise awareness of why the issue of inflation and pay are particularly acute in the public services and explain why now is the time for you to take action.

Cost of Living Survival Videos

  • The Bevan Foundation
  • Citizens Advice
  • The Money & Pensions Service
  • NEST warm homes scheme
  • Lighthouse Financial advice
  • Cambrian & Cardiff Credit Unions

…and more

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Organise a Branch Meet-Up

UNISON branches can organise face-to-face meet-ups with groups of workers to watch our morning talks and then run practical workshops in the afternoon.

It’s a great opportunity to invite members and potential members in to speak with the branch and for you to organise around the theme of the cost of living crisis, and to create links with local charities and community organisations.

“Together We Rise” Cost of Living Campaign

UNISON Cymru Wales is fighting to ensure that workers like you across the public services receive the improvements in pay and conditions you need at a time when inflation and the cost of living crisis threaten to push working people deeper into poverty.

You can add your name to the over 80,000 signatures gathered so far, urging the UK Government to prioritise pay rises over tax cuts.

Visit the campaign micro-site

If you’re on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, follow @unisontheunion and help us #EndThePayCrisis. Also look out for our social profile frames and Facebook and Twitter headers to add to your own profile to show your support.

Click here to use UNISON’s Cost of Living Calculator

You can even try out our WhatsApp intent If you click on it on your phone it will send an automated campaign message to any person or group you choose to share it with.

Health workers outside Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Health workers outside Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Cost of Living Survey Results

UNISON Cymru Wales has surveyed over 6,000 public service workers across Wales, and the results are shocking but all too familiar to workers like you.

Click the link below to learn more.

UNISON Cymru Wales Cost of living survey | Campaigns | UNISON Cymru/Wales

Energy Support Appeal

In response to the unprecedented surge in the cost of energy bills, UNISON’s charity, There for You, is calling on branches to donate to its energy support fund. The union aims to raise £1m by the end of September.

The money will be used to support members over the winter months. The union anticipates there will be high demand for support. Earlier this year, There for You’s annual winter fuel grant was increased by 50% and yet the fund was still over-subscribed in a matter of days.

Find out about the Energy Support Appeal

5 cost of living actions you can take today

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