UNISON comment on Hywel Dda changes

Healthcare workers frustrated by the current system. Logjam discharging patients and bed-blocking

Welsh singer says ‘We are failing young workers’

Rising star, Nia Wyn is playing a gig supporting a UNISON campaign to give young Welsh workers a better start in life.

Nia Wyn gig in support of #RespectYourYouth

Rising star, Welsh singer Nia Wyn is playing a gig on Saturday supporting a campaign to give young Welsh workers a better start in life. She is endorsing an award-winning UNISON Cymru Wales initiative #RespectYourYouth which aims to raise awareness of the inequality faced by the under-35s in Wales today. The gig will be in […]

Blaenau Gwent first council in Wales to sign UNISON’s ethical care charter

Charter commitments will protect local care workers’ rights, benefitting both local care staff and Blaenau Gwent residents

University plans for second-class employees

University of South Wales has announced new members of staff will not be directly employed by the institution and will receive inferior pensions

Council ultimatum to staff: sign new contract or be sacked

Gwynedd council has taken the extraordinary step of writing to staff threatening them with the sack if they do not accept lesser employment conditions

Special message from Donna Hutton on NHS Wales pay situation

As talks in Wales continue, head of health vows UNISON will fight for the best deal possible and members will be guaranteed a vote on the final deal

Youth service provision to be slashed in the Vale

Councillors considering reducing the universal access team of 48 youth officers to just 9 staff and closing Llantwit Major youth centre

UNISON fundraising for ambitious hospital orchard

Vale of Glamorgan healthcare workers are lining up to have their heads shaved for charity

UNISON Wales: ‘Public service workplaces are sexist’

  Female employees in Welsh councils, NHS and other public services, experience sexism at work as an everyday occurrence. That’s the stark message from UNISON Cymru Wales which asked members, 100 years after women won the vote, if equality in the workplace has been achieved. According to 70 per cent of respondents, the answer was […]

Public let down by care system

The Welsh care system is in crisis and those receiving residential care are not getting the levels of support they need. That’s the message from the trade union representing care workers, who in turn suffer in-work poverty. UNISON Cymru Wales will today (Wednesday), publish a best practice charter for residential care at the Senedd which […]

Solidarity message to striking UCU members

UNISON Cymru Wales has sent a solidarity message to UCU members striking at some Welsh universities this week. Dan Beard from UNISON’s Higher Education Service Group Executive said, “UNISON Cymru Wales members give a warm message of solidarity to UCU members striking in defence of your right to a decent pension. “Yours is a critical […]

UNISON endorses Julie Morgan for Welsh Labour deputy

UNISON Cymru Wales Labour Link Forum has endorsed Julie Morgan AM in her bid to become Welsh Labour deputy leader. The popular Cardiff Assembly Member secured the endorsement at a recent UNISON meeting in Llandudno. Each candidate vying to be deputy (or their representative) was invited to address the audience of healthcare workers, local authority […]

Tribunal awards University of South Wales’ cleaners thousands

Photo: Cleaners victorious outside Cardiff Magistrates court. Credit: Seb Cooke Cleaners working at the University of South Wales have won thousands of pounds compensation for unlawful deduction of wages dating back eleven months. The nine women, supported by their trade union, UNISON, are employed by KGB Cleaning to clean the university’s campus in the Atrium […]

Twenty-one schools in Gwynedd cut support assistance

Twenty-one schools in Gwynedd are cutting the amount of assistance students receive in the classroom. Hundreds of support staff have been told their working hours could be reduced or they could be made redundant because the council doesn’t have any more money. School support staff are organised by UNISON and the trade union has warned […]