72 per cent of the Welsh public would support the creation of a National Care Service, similar to the NHS, to deliver social care for older, disabled and vulnerable people. That’s the finding of a Savanta ComRes poll of 1,021 people released today (Wednesday). The poll, commissioned by public services union, UNISON, also found 90 […]
Posters designed by children’s illustrators and writers are part of a growing collection of artwork that households across the UK are being urged to display this week to show support for a proper pay rise for NHS staff
All school support staff in Wales are being offered the opportunity to watch a special virtual performance from one of Britain’s best-loved poets, John Agard, this Saturday (27 March)
Neath Port Talbot Council workers are calling on the local authority to take direct control of local leisure services to ensure the community has the best possible facilities as they emerge from lockdown
UNISON Cymru Wales says thousands of mainly female, low-paid care workers here will be bitterly disappointed at the judgement and there is an onus on Welsh ministers to urgently guarantee all care workers will be paid the national minimum wage for sleep-in shifts.
UNISON Cymru Wales has welcomed the bonus payment announced today (Wednesday) by health and social services minister, Vaughan Gething, as a timely boost for worn-out NHS staff and care workers.
Paying staff properly is a vital part of building the NHS for the future, says UNISON as it calls on the public to protest this evening (Thursday) about the government’s “pitiful” wage offer. Plans to recruit more staff are not enough to protect the health system and will only have an effect if experienced staff are also […]
People are being asked to stand on their doorsteps and balconies tonight (Thursday) to slow handclap the government over its proposal for a 1% pay rise for NHS staff. The public action – backed by UNISON, health unions and the TUC – is the latest step in the campaign to achieve fair pay for health workers who have worked tirelessly to keep the […]
A trade union representing thousands of police and community support officers and police staff has spoken of its disappointment that key public service workers are not to be given priority status in the next round of vaccinations.
NHS workers in Wales have asked the chancellor to recognise the work they’ve done to protect lives and fund a decent pay rise in Wednesday’s Budget, says UNISON today (Tuesday).
Women in key worker positions across Wales are losing sleep, spending more on household bills, and worrying about the pandemic’s impact on their children’s education and mental health, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The findings are based on responses from over 2,700 women including teaching assistants, nurses, council workers and police staff. They provide a comprehensive […]
Public services union, UNISON Cymru Wales, has today (Friday) launched a campaign to encourage the UK government to extend its deadline for applications to the Settled Status Scheme
The leader of Ceredigion County Council was wrong to talk publicly about cutting jobs before speaking directly to employees, according to UNISON Cymru Wales.
A £2,000 pay rise for all NHS workers across Wales would boost morale amid unrelenting pandemic pressures, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The union is calling on the government to deliver an early and significant wage increase – of at least £2,000 – to show staff are valued as they face unprecedented hospital admissions. A recent UNISON survey shows more than nine out of ten NHS staff […]
Carmen Bezzina, UNISON Cymru Wales lead officer for mental health UNISON last week met with Wales’ mental health minister, Eluned Morgan, to press the case for urgent and comprehensive mental support for any public service worker in need. The trade union says the Covid pandemic has placed unpreceded pressures on many public service workers […]